810.20 Defense/373/17a: Telegram

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

78. From the Under Secretary. Department’s No. 77, May 29, 3 p.m. Lt. Col. N. Randolph, U. S. Army, and Colonel P. A. del Valle, U.S.M.C., have been designated respectively by the War and Navy Departments to undertake the proposed conversations in Port-au-Prince with the Haitian authorities. The date of their arrival in Port-au-Prince is not yet fixed, as they will go first to Habana, arriving June 7, there to undertake similar conversations with the appropriate Cuban authorities. They will advise you through the Embassy in Habana of the date and hour of their arrival in Port-au-Prince. Following the termination of their conversations in Port-au-Prince they will proceed to Ciudad Trujillo. [Welles.]