William G. McAdoo to Cary T. Grayson
Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938
William G. McAdoo writes to Cary T. Grayson asking him to talk to the President about putting the financial affairs of Haiti in McAdoo's hands.
William G. McAdoo to Cary T. Grayson Dear Doc<br /><br />As you perhaps know, the US has a Treaty with Haiti under which all finances & financial operations of the Government are subject to the approval of the US.<br /><br />The State Department recently sent former Civil Service Commissioner McIlhenny as Financial Advisor to Haiti. He has returned & the Haitian government is trying to arrange for borrowing about $30.000.000. to refund its debts & put the finances on a sound basis. McIlhenny is a Republican. The State Dept. seems to be largely ditto. McIlhenny & the Dept. are negotiating with our Enemies, the National City Bank here - the very citadel of Republican reactionism, to look after Haiti. The chances are that Haiti will be plucked. Now if the President would direct the State Department to put all financial matters relating to Haiti in my hands I am sure I could do some good. Make them consult me. It is a pity to let everything go to the Enemies of the Administration.<br /><br />If the Boss is well enough for you to mention this please do so. It will have to be done promptly.<br /><br />Love for you all, especially to him.<br /><br />Affy Yours,<br /><br />