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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1920
(1920)

Haiti,   pp. 760-853 PDF (33.4 MB)


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have this day instructed the Financial Adviser to suspend payment
salaries President, Secretaries of State and members Council of State
until change of attitude and proper action by Haitian Government.
This action taken in accord with Colonel Russell.
BLANCHARD
838.002/85: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti (Bailly-Blanohard)
WASHINGTON, August 5, 1920-5 p.m.
58. The Haitian Legation by instruction of Haitian Government,
has informed the Department that the Financial Advisor, Colonel
Russell and yourself have insisted upon the resignation of the
Cabinet. Please advise Department immediately of actions taken
by you which have given rise to this report.
The Department considers it of utmost importance that you keep
it fully and closely informed of all developments in the present
situation.
COLBY
838.51/943: Telegram
President Dartiguenave to President Wilson
[Translation lb]
PORT AU PRINCE, August 6, 1920.
[Received August 10.]
The President of Haiti has the honor to inform Your Excellency
of the following serious matter: According to an official letter from
the Financial Adviser to the Secretary of State for Finance, the
salaries due for July to the President of the Republic, the Secre-
taries of State, and Councilors of State have been withheld by
order of Mr. Bailly-Blanchard, United States Minister. On behalf
of the nation, I protest to Your Excellency against this measure of
violence, which is an assault against the dignity of the Haitian
Government and people.
DARTIGUENAVE
838.516/147: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti (Bailly-Blanchard)
WASHINGTON, August 6, 1920-6 p.m.
60. Your August 5, noon.
Department is surprised that you have taken action reported
without previous reference to Department for its decision in the
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HEIAITI


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