838.51/3546

The Fiscal Representative of Haiti (De la Rue) to the Chief of the Division of the American Republics (Duggan)

My Dear Mr. Duggan: In accordance with instructions of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Finance of the Republic of Haiti, I have presented to-day to Mr. Francis White, President of the Foreign Bondholders Protective Council at 90 Bond Street, New York, New York, the request of the Republic of Haiti for favorable consideration by the Bondholders’ Council of an extension of the Accord of January 13, 1938, entered into between the Government of the United States of America and the Republic of Haiti, for the partial suspension of Sinking Fund payments for a new period to commence October 1, 1938, and ending September 30, 1939.

A copy of the letter by which this was formally presented has already been informally delivered to Mr. Selden Chapin, and it is [Page 598]requested that that letter be attached to this report for your record.

Mr. White gave a friendly and favorable reception to the presentation made and said that it would be communicated by him to the Committee of the Bondholders’ Council on Tuesday next. In the interval he plans to get in touch with you to discuss action which is incidental to the matter.

Very truly yours,

S. de la Rue