File No. 815.00/1000.

The Honduran Minister to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to inform your excellency that it appears from official telegraphic reports received last evening that the owners of the Hornet, in the service of the Honduran revolution led by Gen. Manuel Bonilla, have made a pretended sale of the said vessel before the judge of Roatan in favor of the above-named general. The purpose of the said simulated sale is to prevent its capture by the American cruisers for infringement of the neutrality laws, but my Government is ready to prove that the sale is void and hopes that this sham will not stand in the way of the execution of the measures ordered by the Department.

I renew, etc.,

Luis Lazo A.