Agreement Between the United States and the Republic of Haiti

Whereas the President of the United States of America and the President of the Republic of Haiti, in the course of their conversation at Cape Haitian on July 5, 1934, reached the agreement, because of rapid progress made by the Garde d'Haiti, to terminate completely the services of the American officers in that organization on August 1 of this year, and

Whereas the President of the United States and the President of the Republic of Haiti, on the request of the Haitian Government, have furthermore agreed that the Marine forces of the United States of America will be withdrawn a fortnight later,

The undersigned Plenipotentiaries, duly authorized by their respective Governments, have agreed to the following arrangement:

Article I

On August 1, 1934, the service of the American officers in the Garde d'Haiti shall terminate. On the said date the Garde, under complete command of Haitian Officers, will be turned over to a colonel in active service whom the President of Haiti shall designate as Commandant.

Article II

The Marine Brigade of the United States and the American Scientific Mission, established by the Accord of August 5, 1931, will be withdrawn a fortnight later.

Article III

The provisions of the present arrangement modify the stipulations contained in Articles I, II and V of the accord of August 7, 1933.

Signed at Port-au-Prince in duplicate in the English and French languages this twenty-fourth day of July, 1934.

Norman Armour

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[Source: Withdrawal of Military Forces From Haiti; Agreement between the United States of America and Haiti, modifying the agreement of August 7, 1933, Signed July 24, 1934. Executive Agreement Series No. 68. Washington DC: Unites States Government Printing Office, 1934.]

[Note: The original agreement consists of a two page document in parallel columns in French and English.]