810.20 Defense/378/17a: Telegram

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

126. Department’s circular telegram July 11, 4 p.m.76 Lieutenant Colonel A. R. Harris, United States Army, and Commander Rufus King, United States Navy, retired, have been designated respectively to represent the War and Navy Departments in the proposed staff conversations with Haitian officials. It is expected that they will arrive in Port au Prince in time for the conversations to begin August 24. They will inform you through the Legation at Ciudad Trujillo of precise date and means of their arrival in Port au Prince. Following the conclusion of their conversations in Port au Prince they will proceed to Habana.

A separate telegram77 is being sent you outlining the agenda for the proposed conversations which you may communicate in strictest confidence to the appropriate Haitian authorities.

  1. Ante, p. 19.
  2. Circular telegram of August 4, 4 p.m., p. 20.