838.51/3534: Telegram

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

12. The Department’s mail instruction No. 9, December 30. The Haitian Government’s note which had been preliminarily submitted to me by De la Rue this afternoon has now been received. De la Rue and I consider that it covers adequately the requirements set forth in RA memorandum of December 30 since it coincides almost verbatim with its suggestions. The text of the accord is identical with that transmitted by the Department except for the changes authorized by the Department’s telegram No. 4, January 10, 7 p.m. and the change requested in my telegram No. 11, January 11, 1 p.m.

De la Rue states that in order to prevent disruption of essential Haitian Government services the exchange of notes and the accord should be effected and his office notified by Thursday morning, January 13. There is no air mail until Friday. Does the Department desire text of the note and accord be telegraphed or will the Department authorize reply to note and signature of accord on the basis of this telegram? Please rush instructions.