740.0011 Pacific War/689: Telegram

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

235. President Lescot has asked me to convey the following message to President Roosevelt which reads in translation.

“The Haitian Government and people profoundly indignant by the cowardly Japanese aggression of which American possessions have been the victims requests you to consider that the Republic of Haiti is completely united with the United States in this conjuncture.

If for military needs any part of Haitian territory should be necessary for American forces the Haitian Government offers once again to the Government of the United States its entire cooperation and will receive with enthusiasm any suggestion or request that it might wish to make.”