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

127. Your 107, June 2. You may inform the President and the Foreign Minister that the suggestion for the continuation of negotiations at Port-au-Prince is agreeable to this Government.

For your own information: While the Department is desirous of continuing the negotiations at an early date, as a matter of procedure the Department will wish to prepare a draft agreement based on the memorandum agreed to at the time of Lescot’s visit to Washington, which would be submitted to the Haitians only after your observations, and those of other interested parties, have been received and considered. Accordingly, the precise date on which discussions are to begin cannot be fixed with certainty at the present time although the Department is giving the matter current attention with a view to proceeding promptly.