File No. 714.1515/8

The Secretary of State to the Minister of Honduras

No. 39

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of February 19, 1917, in which you state that owing to the fact that the Government of Guatemala appears to be unwilling to abide by the decisions of the commission appointed by the Governments of Honduras and Guatemala, there is likely to be serious trouble between the two countries.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that this matter has been referred to the diplomatic representative of the United States in Guatemala, with request that he investigate and report in full in regard to it.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing