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

22. Foreign Minister confidentially informed me today that in the last 3 days Mayard has sent two cables stating that he understood he would be summoned to the Quai d’Orsay this week and asked to give assurances that the Haitian Government would submit 1910 loan question to the International Court and abide by its decision. Foreign Minister is today cabling Mayard that Haitian Government will not submit the question to the Court of Arbitration and giving reason therefor at some length. I will send a copy of the Foreign Minister’s cable by air mail.