File No. 815.00/1104A.

The Acting Secretary of State to the American Minister.


Mr. Wilson says the following telegram has been sent to the commanding officer in Honduran waters for his information and guidance, the text of which is to be transmitted to Gen. Bonilla and likewise to President Dávila:

Relying upon the patriotic aims of the two parties in Honduras, and upon their conciliatory attitude which has been evidenced by the signing of an armistice, Mr. Thomas C. Dawson, of the American Diplomatic Service, has been instructed by the President to proceed to Puerto Cortes at once as representative of the United States Government and place himself at the disposition of the contending parties to facilitate an equitable adjustment of the contentions that so seriously injure the welfare and peace of Honduras.