File No. 7357/294.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Dodge.

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 32, Honduranean series, of the 28th ultimo, in regard to the cancellation of the exequaturs of the American consul and vice consul at Ceiba, Honduras. You state that, as it seemed advisable to have some one temporarily in charge of the consulate there, you decided that upon the receipt of instructions from the department you would ask the vice consul at Puerto Cortez to do so.

In this connection reference is made to the department’s telegram of the 6th instant stating that it did not seem advisable to place anyone in charge of the consulate at Ceiba at present.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.