The Minister in Haiti (Armour) to the Secretary of State
[Received 4:05 p.m.]
55. My telegram No. 52, May 22, 1 p.m. Haitian Government now desires to insert in article I of the treaty immediately following the words “the Protocol of October 3, 1919” the following phrase: “and the financial arrangement contained in the agreement of August 7, 1933, resulting from the above-mentioned protocol”, the article thereby being amended to read “upon the entrance into force of the present treaty of which the provisions of the aforementioned letter of May, 1934 are an integral part of the Treaty of September 16, 1915, and the Protocol of October 3, 1919, and the financial arrangement contained in the Agreement of August 7, 1933, resulting from the above-mentioned protocol shall cease to have effect”.
I conveyed to the Minister for Foreign Affairs the Department’s suggestion contained in paragraph 4 of your telegram 28, May 15, 4 p.m., adding that I felt sure your suggestion that the matter be handled in this way was to obviate possible legislative criticism that they had never approved or taken official cognizance of the accord. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, however, assures me that they can handle such criticism and insists that Haitian Government would prefer to have the phrase referred to included in the treaty. Please instruct.