638.5131/50: Telegram

The Chargé in Haiti (Chapin) to the Secretary of State

40. Referring to the Department’s telegram 19, I have today communicated orally substance of Department’s telegram above mentioned to Ministry of Foreign Affairs who thanked me and appeared relieved. He said that French Minister in reply to his request yesterday for an extension of time before answering French note of May 19th had declined to cable his Government recommending delay and had stated he must await developments. French Minister had previously complained personally to President Vincent with respect to Foreign Minister’s delay in giving formal answer.