The Minister in Honduras (Jones) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received July 20, 11.16 a.m.]
Believed to be in peril of life and limb, General Saturnino Medal has taken refuge temporarily in the Legation. No demand has been made on me for release by the Government. Most prominent men under political charge brutally treated and placed in penitentiary and I believe lives in peril. Please advise me definitely in the premises immediately after enciphering [sic] the above. Silverio Lainez, Lopez Padilla and Colonel Raimundo Valladares [also given refuge].