The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Guatemala (Thurston)
Your January 10, 11 p.m.
Vigorously present following to President Cabrera:
The Government of the United States has been informed by one of its officers who has personally visited disputed territory to the effect that Guatemalan troops have blocked Cuyamel Railroad and are holding up the construction work, …
The preventing of the production of food products so essential to the winning of the war must not continue. Both the Governments of Guatemala and Honduras are cooperating with United States Government in the winning of the war. The United States Government calls upon the Government of Guatemala to … see … that the necessary development work be proceeded with unhindered.