Exchange of Messages Between the President and President Magloire on the Hurricane Damage in Haiti
[Released October 14, 1954. Dated October 13, 1954]
His Excellency Paul E. Magloire
President of the Republic of Haiti
I would like to express the deepest sympathy of the American people to the people of Haiti at this time when reports have been received of a disastrous hurricane which has passed over the western part of your country. I am informed that Ambassador Davis has already arranged for assistance from the United States Armed Forces to survey the damaged area and lend all possible help. I trust you will inform him of any additional ways in which the United States can render aid. I send heartfelt wishes for the safety of the Haitian people and Your Excellency's own welfare.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Note: President Magloire's reply follows:
His Excellency Dwight D. Eisenhower
President of the United States of America
I wish to express to you the thanks of the people of Haiti and the gratitude of their government for the friendly action of the American people and government. I would like to emphasize the valuable cooperation of Ambassador Davis and the members of the American Embassy at Port-au-Prince and also the assistance of Rear Admirals G. B. H. Hall and Taylor and their associates.
The people here were hard hit. All possible help is needed. Please accept my personal appreciation and sincere best wishes for the American people and for your own welfare.
PAUL E. MAGLOIRE
The messages were released at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colo.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and President Magloire on the Hurricane Damage in Haiti Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/232801