838.51/3419: Telegram

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

38. With reference to the Department’s telegram 37, August 12, 7 p.m.98 reporting the conversations of the American Ambassador with the Haitian Minister in Paris99 and with the Acting French Minister for Foreign Affairs, please seek an early interview with Leger and inform him that the Department’s reports from Paris are that the French Government has not been advised either by the Haitian Minister or its Minister in Port-au-Prince, of any withdrawal of the Haitian Government’s offer of $500,000 to holders of the 1910 bonds in exchange for signature of the Trade Convention. You may say that this Government will be glad to continue to support Haiti’s opposition to making this unjustifiable payment on the 1910 loan but cannot do so unless it is thoroughly informed as to the line the Haitian Government is pursuing and intends to pursue in its negotiations with the French Government.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Yrech Chatelain.