File No. 814.48/8
Chargé Thurston to the Secretary of State
Guatemala, December 27, 1917, 6 p.m.
Shocks continue. Water situation becoming serious, sanitary conditions correspondingly affected. Mr. Clark, President local chapter American Red Cross offers funds collected to date for relief work. Amount five hundred dollars. Shall I accept and place disposition Government? Destruction continues and thousands now shelterless. Weather mild, foreign colonies safe. Request acknowledgment every message.