File No. No. 763.72112Am1/51

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


Your February 9, 6 p.m.,1 Department’s February 6, 7 p.m. Department stated resumption of traffic through agency of Pacific Mail at Amapala was approved.

Since the contemplated operation of German-owned lighters was only until “agency was established and had secured other lighters” (January 18, 1 p.m. [midnight]),2 and since this condition has been complied with, the necessity of possibly utilizing German material no longer exists.

In view of the early resumption of traffic at Amapala, Department feels confident any past inconvenience has been eliminated.

Legation’s January 24, 10 a.m.,1 and January 23, 11 a.m. [p.m.]1 do not indicate that in government-seized lighters German taint has been eliminated. This phase of question is at present before the War Trade Board.

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  2. Ante, p. 378.
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