815.001B46/12: Telegram

The Minister in Honduras ( Jones ) to the Secretary of State

President Bertrand, who resigned last night, and his family left capitol for San Lorenzo at 3.30 p.m., attended by lieutenant commander of United States Navy, Legation clerk, and armed guard. Armed boat from [U.S.S.] Chicago will meet ex-President, San Lorenzo, take him to steamer San Jose Amapala for transportation to Panama.

Political prisoners being released. Amnesty granted to all. New cabinet ministers, of Foreign Affairs, of Public [Instruction?], of Government, met members of Diplomatic and Consular Corps at American Legation this afternoon; conferred upon matters for public safety. It was agreed to (1). at once grant amnesty and release all political prisoners; (2) appoint commander in chief to administer military affairs who could give some guarantee of safety and order in the city; (3) to destroy all liquor which could possibly be reached by troops or irresponsible persons; (4) the Diplomatic Corps, with representatives of Government and the proper forces, to form committee of safety to at once notify all political prisoners before they are released, all consular officers, commandants, and representative men in all parts of Republic of the sense of this conference. This committee of safety went into operation on the conditions named at 5 p.m. and published this notice and Government issued notices granting amnesty to all.