838.516/287: Telegram

The Minister in Haiti (Armour) to the Secretary of State

52. Department’s telegram No. 32, May 21, 4 p.m.

Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs approves new text of article 1 and other changes suggested. He feels however that second “whereas” clause of preamble is unnecessarily long and suggests omission of words “copy of which letter is appended hereto as an integral part of this treaty” in view of same language appearing in new text of article 1.
Please instruct if you approve suggestion, in which case text of treaty may now be considered as agreed upon.
Suggest that full powers and instructions regarding replies referred to in paragraph 4 Department’s telegram be sent by Thursday’s plane from Miami as there is just a possibility that legislative action may be expedited and exchange of notes and signing of treaty set for end of week.