The Acting Secretary of State to the Haitian Chargé (Zephirin)

Sir: I transmit herewith two copies each of Statement LL–9 and supporting schedules reporting charges made against the Government of Haiti during the period from March 1, 1946 through May 31, 194675 [Page 939] for material transferred in accordance with the Lend-Lease Agreement signed on September 16, 194176 by representatives of the Republic of Haiti and the United States of America.

It will be noted that charges during the period under reference were $5,899.10, and that charges through May 31, 1946 aggregate the grand total of $1,413,836.92. Of the grand total the appropriate percentage now due on account is $50,000. Since payments totalling $40,000 have been received the balance now due is $10,000.

It is requested that the enclosed statement and supporting schedules be treated by the Government of Haiti on a most confidential basis.

Accept [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Spruille Braden
  1. None printed; earlier statements showing charges made against the Haitian Government were transmitted to the Haitian Embassy in notes of May 16 and October 3, 1946 (838.24/5–1646 and /10–346).
  2. For text, see Foreign Relations, 1941, vol. vii, p. 319.