838.51/3599: Telegram

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

49. For Mayer. Upon telegraphic instructions from De la Rue, Pixley has informed Leger that the Department has authorized you upon your arrival to agree after a request from him to an extension [Page 595]for 1 year of the accord of January 13 on the same general terms and conditions.

Garde death sentences commuted yesterday to life imprisonment.23

  1. Certain officers of the Haitian Garde were tried by court martial for complicity in the attempted assassination of the commander of the Palace Garde and given death sentences, but the President commuted these to imprisonment for different periods of time at hard labor (838.00/3407, 3411, 3415, 3517).