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

53. President Vincent confirmed that so far there has been no relaxation in the French official attitude toward Haitian commercial accord. Haitian Minister was instructed last week to submit request for a year’s extension of old avenant with addition of one or two more concessions to France. This would allow sufficient period for negotiations for new treaty. President states Haitian Minister at Paris has just reported that he is hopeful of a favorable reply and that 1910 loan question can be treated separately but did not give basis upon which he founds his hopes.