File No. 815.00/1051.


Under article 90 of the constitution three persons are designated annually by Congress to exercise executive power in case the presidency and vice presidency become vacant. As these designations should be made by February 1, the President of Honduras desires the United States Government to approve the designates, as he feels that this is the only way his retirement can benefit the country, and if the war is fought to the end the result will be loss of life and property and Honduras will be the loser, whatever the outcome.