839.415/101: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Dominican Republic (Warren) to the Secretary of State

79. I called on Trujillo this morning and informed him orally of contents of Department’s telegram 59.10 His response was immediate and cordial. In the absence of former [Minister] Franco,11 who having been recalled is now in this country, and in view of fact his successor12 has not yet proceeded to his post, Trujillo called Haitian Minister13 to Presidency this afternoon and handed him a letter addressed to President Lescot14 inviting latter to meet him at frontier to discuss proposal of erecting peace monument in connection with Centennial program. He requested Chevallier to deliver letter personally and immediately to Lescot. Translation of letter follows in my next telegram.15

Repeat to Port-au-Prince.

  1. See footnote 9, above.
  2. Tomás Hernández Franco, Dominican Minister to Haiti.
  3. Tulio Franco y Franco.
  4. André Chevallier, Haitian Minister in the Dominican Republic.
  5. Dated February 9; copy transmitted to the Department in despatch 1552, February 9, from Ciudad Trujillo (neither printed).
  6. Telegram 81, February 9, 7 p.m., not printed.