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

Haiti,   pp. 760-853 PDF (33.4 MB)

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Government until such time as full accord shall have been reestab-
838.51/943b Telegram
Tlhe Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti (Bailly-Blanchard)
WASHINGTON, August 12, 1920-6 p.m.
63. In its reply to the cable sent to the President by the President
of Haiti, conveyed to you in another telegram, the Department has
stated that it has suggested to you that you may, if in your opinion
such a step is advisable, suspend the action which you have taken in
directing that the salaries of the members of the Haitian Govern-
ment be withheld, for a period of 30 days. The Department desires
you to adopt the measure indicated if there is any evidence of a
change in the attitude of the Haitian Government upon receipt of
the Department's statement, tending to show that the Government of
Haiti is willing to adopt a policy of frank cooperation with the Gov-
ernment of the United States in carrying out the purposes of the
Treaty, and any indication that they intend to repeal the legisla-
tion passed in violation of the agreement to submit such legislation
to the American Legation before promulgation.
The Department has been greatly hampered in forming an opin-
ion as to the legislation in question by your failure to provide it with
full and explicit information on this point. If you have not already
done so, the Department desires you to send by the next mail copies
of all laws, passed in violation of the agreement referred to, which
you have stated are unsound and improper. The Department once
more desires to impress upon you the necessity of your keeping it
fully informed of all developments in the present situation, and in
particular desires you to advise it immediately if you deem it desir-
able to take the step suggested by the Department and suspend the
withholding of salaries of officials of the Haitian Government for
the period indicated.
838.5:1/943a: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti (Bailly'-Blanchard)
WASHINGTON, Augwuk 12, 1920-7 p.m.
64. You are instructed to obtain an interview with the President
of the Republic and to present to him the following in the form of
a note verbale:

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