838.51/3710: Telegram

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

72. Telegrams 111 August 25, noon, and 113, August 26, 1 p.m. For your information only. In reply to the representation made by the Under Secretary, the French Government has informed this Government that in view of the agreement of the Haitian Government to the transfer of the 1910 redemption fund to Paris it will insist upon its transfer. Through the French Embassy here it has informed the Department that the fund when transferred will not be attached. The Department does not consider this oral statement in any sense as a “formal assurance”, or in any way as modifying its objections to the transfer of the deposit.

The Department is now engaged in a study to ascertain the precise legal status of the redemption fund. The attorneys for the National City Bank are doing likewise. You will be informed promptly of the results of these studies.