File No. 315.112G75/6

The Secretary of State to Minister Ewing

No. 123

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence in regard to the assault upon Mr. J. W. Grace by the military comandante at Tela, Honduras, the Department encloses for your information a copy of a despatch from the American Consul at Tela [Ceiba] reporting that Colonel Manuel Antonio López has substituted the former incumbent as Comandante de Armas at that port.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Frank L. Polk

Consul Dyer to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have the honor to report that I have the following letter from the Consular Agent at Tela, dated November 15, 1916, and received at this office November 23, 1916:

Sir: I have the honor to report that Colonel Manuel Antonio López has been appointed as Comandante de Armas of this port.

This is the first information that I have received regarding the removal of the Commandant which is presumably in response to the demand made through the Legation that he be punished for his conduct in the Captain J. W. Grace affair.

I have [etc]

Francis J. Dyer