File No. 763.72/10034

The Chargé in Honduras ( Curtis) to the Secretary of State


In the course of a conversation yesterday afternoon I intimated to the President that the position of Honduras as to claims by Germany after the war would be stronger if it declared war and he said [Page 690] that he was only awaiting the return of the Minister for Foreign Affairs who has been ill for about two months to ask for a report as to the international law on the subject. I suggest that you have prepared and send me a memorandum along these lines citing authorities with editions and pages.