831.01/10–2745: Telegram

The Ambassador in Haiti ( Wilson ) to the Secretary of State

346. I have just handed to Foreign Minister23 a note giving sub stance of Depcirtel Oct. 25, 9 a.m., concerning recognition of Venezuelan Junta. Mr. Lescot stated that his Govt had received favorable reports from its representatives at Caracas. It has also received a [Page 1412] request for immediate recognition apparently emanating from the Venezuelan authorities transmitted through the Venezuelan Minister to Haiti who resides in Habana. In view of the special relations of friendship which have long existed between Venezuela and Haiti the Haitian Govt has decided not to associate itself with a joint recognition but to accord recognition individually and separately during the afternoon of Oct. 27.

  1. Gerard Lescot.