The Minister in Honduras ( Jones ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received December 13, midnight.]
I have received telegram from Major William Luckhardt that American flag and also British flag hoisted in honor of entry of President Bertrand in Juticalpa was torn down, desecrated, and insulted by group of drunken men. I requested full details, also action taken by local authorities, discussed the matter with the Foreign Office which promises thorough investigation and expressed strong desire to co-operate with me to solve the matter in most friendly attitude.
It is to be taken into consideration that many are endeavoring to cause Bertrand’s administration all possible embarrassments. It is probably that in this case.