File No. 815.00/1180.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


Mr. McCreery says the President has sent a communication to the conference in which he states that he will resign and leave the Vice President to face the situation, or that he will deliver the presidency to Bertrand before the Congress at Tegucigalpa. The conference resolved that the oath of office should be taken by the new Executive in Puerto Cortes and that Dávila should act as military commander unitil his arrival in Tegucigalpa. Mr. McCreery has suggested to Mr. Dawson as a barely possible compromise the immediate resignation of the Vice President, the military command and stores of department to be delivered to second designate, the immediate departure of the first designate for the capital and a solemn inauguration on his arrival to be participated in by all parties.