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

75. Your 84, April 16, 7 p.m. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs yesterday volunteered the information that he proposed to [Page 333] take up now in Washington the question of replacing the Fiscal Representative by the Bank on the basis of the Department’s original proposition.21

I understand that Lescot proposes to present the problem of Haiti’s lack of defense against external aggression. The Garde officers now accompanying him, however, are believed to have been selected largely with a view to maintenance of domestic status quo during his absence.