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

45. Lancaster advises us that the National City Bank is prepared to accede to the request which it has received from Haiti to extend option for purchase of National Bank of Haiti beyond June 1, but is cabling De la Rue to ask his opinion whether as a matter of tactics it would not be advisable to limit such extension at this time to 30 days.

Please cable your views on this point.