File No. 815.00/1734
The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Leavell
Washington, November 3, 1917, 6 p.m.
Department has been informed that the Honduran Government has received intimation that a large number of men guarded by soldiers are preparing a trail from the Guatemalan border into Honduras in the vicinity of Omoa.
You will investigate this report and ascertain the character of such activity which is considered by Minister for Foreign Affairs to be actuated by a hostile attempt against the present administration in Honduras.
You will bring this matter to the attention of President Estrada Cabrera and express the difficulty this Government feels in giving credence to the report indicating that any information that he may be able to furnish will receive the consideration of the Department.