File No. 815.00/1000.

The Secretary of State to the Honduran Minister.

No. 20.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 18th instant, in which you protest against the alleged recent registration of the steamer Hornet at Roatan as a Honduran vessel.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that a copy of your note has been sent to the Attorney General for his information, with the request that it be considered in connection with the investigation by the Department of Justice of the question of violation of the neutrality laws of the United States by the Hornet.

Accept, etc.,

P. C. Knox.