The Minister in Honduras ( Jones ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received July 24, 9.45 a.m.]5
General Rafael Lopez Gutierrez is reported to have started revolutionary movement, taken several towns and is said to be at San Fernando 40 miles from Tegucigalpa. Today at about 9 p.m. [a.m.?] the Government sent 300 troops in pursuit of him. The situation here continues grave in the extreme.[Page 381]
American Vice Consul at Puerto Cortes reports [conditions] there alarming. I recommend presence of war vessel at that place.
Nearly all male population of Tegucigalpa not in Government service have fled from the city.
- Text printed from corrected copy received July 29, 12.02 a.m.↩