838.51/3079: Telegram

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

119. My No. 117, December 12, 5 p.m. The Liberalist representative informs me that the Foreign Minister told him this morning that a cable had just been received from Mayard stating that Darnet88 and the German representative of Becker and Company left Paris last Monday for New York; that the whole amount of the first installment of the Debachy loan is already safe and with the New York office of Becker and Company; that the purpose of the trip of the two individuals above mentioned is to arrange for the payment of this sum over to the Haitian Government at the same time providing for the refunding of the 1922 loan.

The Fiscal Representative is now telegraphing to Lancaster89 to ascertain the truth of this reported deposit and the Department will doubtless wish to get in touch with him.

  1. Pierre Darnet, representative of the Debachy Finance Corporation.
  2. William W. Lancaster, member of the New York law firm of Shearman and Sterling, counsel for the National City Bank of New York.