638.5131/67a: Telegram

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

23. The Department has recently and on more than one occasion strongly stressed to the French Ambassador here our point of view with respect to the French demands upon the Haitian Government in connection with the negotiation of a commercial treaty.

Before taking further action please report whether in your opinion there has been any amelioration in the French attitude with respect to:

agreement in principle with regard to the 1910 loan before negotiations for a commercial agreement are undertaken;
in the demands made beyond the terms of the avenant of 1934; and,
in the attitude of the French toward Article VII of our agreement.