Chargé Brown to the Secretary of State.
Guatemala and Honduras,
Guatemala, June 27, 1905.
Sir: Referring to Mr. Combs’s Nos. 241 and 245 of February 8 and 15 last concerning the rights of Consul-General Winslow before the courts of Guatemala, as involved in his complaint against Judge Solis, I have the honor to submit herewith copies of further correspondence on the same subject.
This second discourtesy of Judge Solis in Ignoring Mr. Winslow’s inquiry concerning the imprisonment of the American citizen Raymond I interpret as deliberate and intended.
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While I have therefore felt obliged to regard the attitude of Judge Solis as purely individual, I considered the dignity and rights of our consular representatives required an assurance from this government that his attitude is discountenanced and that American officials shall receive the recognition due them from the judicial authorities.
Though no definite statement has as yet been received from this government I desire to inform the Department of what has taken place in case a different line of action should be thought advisable.
I have, etc.,