The Chargé in Haiti (Sparks) to the Secretary of State
[Received 3:10 p.m.]
22. Department’s telegram No. 35, February 8, 3 p.m. Does the Department consider the note of the Minister for Foreign Affairs transmitted with my despatch 1245, February 7,18 sufficient for the purpose of formalizing the request of the Haitian Government for a postponement of the payment of one-third of the interest rate? The correspondence exchanged and the conversations had with the Foreign Bondholders Protective Council on this subject are reported in my despatches 1006, September 13, 1109, November 16, 1228, January 31 and 1246, February 8.19
The Minister for Foreign Affairs will withhold publicity concerning the postponement until the text and the time of the press release have been mutually agreed upon between the two Governments.