File No. 315.112G75/1

The Secretary of State to Chargé Spencer

No. 113

Sir: The Department has received your No. 344 of the 31st ultimo relative to the assault against an American citizen, Mr. J. W. Grace, residing at Tela, by the military comandante at that place.

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If the result of the investigation which is being made by you and the Consul at Ceiba shows the facts to be as stated, you will request the Government of Honduras to bring the guilty party to justice and see that such punishment is inflicted as the nature of the case would warrant.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State;
Frank L. Polk