740.0011 Pacific War/874: Telegram

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

246. The following is translation of the pertinent part of a note received today from Minister for Foreign Affairs.55

“In view of the unjustifiable aggression of the Japanese Government against American possessions in the Pacific the Republic of Haiti faithful to its policy of friendship and complete understanding with the United States of America and in accord with the Pan-American doctrines of continental solidarity has placed itself alongside of the sister republic in declaring war against the Japanese Empire.

I would be grateful to you to bring this fact to the knowledge of your Government and to request the Department of State to be good enough to communicate it to the Embassies of the United States at [Page 97] Vichy, London and Rome charged with Haitian interests and to communicate it also to Mr. Leon Robert Thebaud, our Minister to the Holy See.”

  1. Charles Fombrun.