File No. 714.1515/22
The Secretary of State to Minister Leavell
Washington , July 6, 1917 .
Sir: I enclose a copy of a despatch from the Minister at Tegucigalpa,1 transmitting copies of correspondence between the Cuyamel Fruit Company and certain Guatemalan officials, in regard to the company’s rights and interests as affected by the Guatemalan Government’s claim of sovereignty over certain territory east of the Motagua River.
You will avail yourself of a favorable opportunity to bring the situation of the Cuyamel Fruit Company to the attention of the President of Guatemala and to request that the matter be left in statu quo, so far as the fruit company is concerned, pending the definite adjudication of the boundary dispute, at the same time disclaiming any intention on the part of the United. States to pass upon the merits of this dispute.
I am [etc.]
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