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

98. Leger states that he is informed by de Lens that the French Government to his knowledge considers the 1910 question settled, but in view of the clarity of the matter, he is unaware how his Government would react to a request that this be put in writing. He suggested to Leger that perhaps a statement made to the Department by the French Ambassador at Washington, if that was also agreeable to his Government, would satisfy the Department and Leger has accordingly instructed Lescot to inquire in this sense.

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Leger went on to say that no objection had been raised by the French Government to the non-publication here of the protocol but that he had thus far only discussed with de Lens points 2 and 3 in the Department’s memorandum to Lescot.