File No. 13815/91–92.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Dodge.

No. 47.]

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence concerning the extradition of Francis G. Bailey, Albert W. Bailey, Alfred Oxley, and Henry H. Meyers, I have to inform you that the department has received, through the Department of Justice, a letter from the United States district attorney for the southern district of New York, in which he requests that application be made to the Government of Honduras for permission to put the above-named men upon trial, not only for the specific charge for which the Government of Honduras has already granted extradition, but also upon any indictment that may be found against these men, either, in the State or Federal courts.

In view of all the circumstances, and bearing in mind the prompt acquiescence of the Honduranean Government in all the measures heretofore requested by this Government as an act of comity, the department would be pleased if the desire of the Department of Justice, as indicated by the letter of the district attorney, could be acceded to by the Honduranean Government. You are accordingly instructed to bring the matter promptly to that Government’s attention and report promptly by cable the result of your action.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.