File No. 714.1515/30
The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister of Guatemala
Washington , November 16, 1917 .
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of November 12, expressing your Government’s thanks for the friendly reception accorded to the Special Mission of Guatemala, stating that your Government accepts the mediation offered by the United States in the matter of the boundary dispute between Guatemala and Honduras, and requesting that I recommend to the Government of Honduras that, as a step preliminary to the arbitration, the protocol [Page 784] recently signed by representatives of Guatemala and Honduras be made effective.
In reply I have the honor to inform you that the Department is giving the contents of your note earnest consideration, and would be glad to receive a copy of the protocol referred to, in order to inform itself as to its terms.