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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States with the address of the president to Congress December 2, 1913
(1913)

Haiti,   pp. 573-589 PDF (5.7 MB)


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588 FOREIGN RELATIONS.  MOORE. 
of other nationalities, I have the honor to state that the law in question
has been enforced without respect to person. As far as I can find out, at
present there are no Syrians of any nationality in business in Haiti, with
the exception of Mr. Johii, who arrived in Haiti subsequent to the promulgation
of this law. The agreement with this Leg~ition as to Americans of Syrian
origin has been more respected than has been the case with the other nationalities.
Dominicans of Syrian origin have been forced to leave Haiti notwithstanding
their rights under the agreement. * * * 
I have [etc.] 
MADIsON ZR. SMITH. 
File No. 838.111/148. 
The Secretary of State to t1~e American Minister. 
[Telegram----Paraphrase.] 
DEPART~rENT OF STATE, 
TVa~hington, November 19, 1913. 
 Representations have been made to the Department that it is im~ possible
for Daniel John to close up his affairs and leave Haiti be~ fore November
30 without being ruined. Use your personal good offices to secure an extension
of time for John. If circumstances justify formal representations, either
because John has not been granted sufficient time to wind up his affairs
or that this is a case of discrimination, impress upon the Foreign Office
that expulsion might lead to international claim. 
BRYAN. 
File No. 838.111/150. 
The American Minister to the Secretary of State. 
[Telegram—Paraphrase.] 
A~rERIcAN LEGATI0N, 
- Port an Prince, November 24, 1913. 
 The claim argument was used by Mr. Furniss to secure a delay for John of
more than seven months and an additional month to Noveinber 30. Further instructions
desired. 
SMITH. 
File No. 838.111/150. - 
The Acting Secretary of State to the American Minister. 
[Telegram-—Paraphrase.] 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, November 26, 1913. 
 Use your best efforts to secure another extension for Daniel John. 


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