638.5131/209: Telegram

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

90. President Vincent informs me that the French commercial convention will not be submitted for ratification to the special session of the Legislature which meets today. Léger stated that Chatelain, because of the British royal visit to Paris, had not been able to obtain an audience at the Quai d’Orsay last week but he expects he will be able to discuss the Department’s suggestions on the 1910 matter today. In any event he hopes that he can obtain the agreement reference [sic] desired as soon as Abel Léger reaches Paris and De Kuli [De Lens?] returns here. The latter is expected early in August. Léger expressed himself as hoping that whatever clouds have surrounded this matter will then be dissipated. President Vincent expressed a similar view.