638.5131/68: Telegram

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

52. Department’s 23, June 29, noon. As far as can be ascertained up to night [now?] there has been no change in official French attitude as respecting (1), (2) and (3). French Minister here, however, is said to have admitted unofficially and personally that he now realizes that French demands are in general excessive and that he is ready to discuss situation and endeavor to persuade his Government to take a more lenient attitude.

I have today requested an interview with the President and without mentioning Department’s telegram will endeavor to find out latest.