838.51/3422: Telegram

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

66. My telegram No. 64, August 13, noon.2 Leger sent for me this morning and said that he had received a telegram from Chatelain. The latter reported that he had been advised by the American Ambassador in Paris that Haiti had withdrawn its $500,000 offer but that he, hoping to reserve a certain freedom of action, had given the Ambassador an indefinite reply. Leger said he had again telegraphed Chatelain to make the attitude of the Haitian Government clear to the Ambassador, and pending further instructions, to refrain from further negotiations toward a modus vivendi.

Leger also said that after reflection he was a little afraid that De Lens had not fully reported the Haitian position to his Government.

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