File No. 6775/114.
The President of Honduras to President Roosevelt.
I have the satisfaction to state to Your Excellency in response to your message of yesterday’s date that my Government very gladly accepts the offer of the friendly offices of the United States to attain the important result of etsablishing lasting peace in Central America, and that I shall view with equal pleasure the early meeting of the proposed conference of the plenipotentiaries of the five Central American Republics.
The attitude of my Government in the face of the dangers of armed conflict between the neighboring States has been one of complete neutrality and of friendly overtures to avert war, and Your Excellency may rest assured that my Government will be guided by the selfsame purpose pending the arrangements for concluding a definitive peace.
I reply to-day in the same sense to His Excellency the President of Mexico.[Page 641]
The Central American people, wearied by their barren strifes, will gain inestimable benefit from the noble offices of Your Excellency and of His Excellency President Diaz, and will testify their gratitude.