The Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala (Leavell)
Your February 20, 12 noon. Legation Tegucigalpa advises that Foreign Office orally states all Honduran troops in disputed zone other than usual customs guards have been withdrawn. Also that special plenipotentiary hopes to leave 1st of March for Washington.
In conveying this information to Guatemalan Minister for Foreign Affairs urge upon him the desirability of Guatemala at once likewise withdrawing her forces. Also urge that the departure of the Guatemalan plenipotentiary be expedited to the end that negotiations may be undertaken at the earliest moment.