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

No. 43

Sir: The Department referred a copy of your despatch no. 58 of February 3, 1938, on Franco-Haitian commercial relations and the 1910 loan bonds to the Embassy in Paris with a request for comments on the desirability of broaching the matter again to the French Government and the possible efficacy of further representations.

There is enclosed a copy of the Embassy’s despatch no. 1899 of March 7, 1938,36 in reply, from which it will be noted that the Chargé d’Affaires, after detailing certain reasons, expresses the opinion, in which the Department concurs, that the “reopening of discussions on the specific subject of the 1910 bonds and their relationship to the French attitude vis-à-vis a commercial convention would be entirely futile”.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Sumner Welles
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