The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Honduras (Belden)

No. 371

Sir: Under date of June 14 the American consul at Puerto Cortez informed the Department62 that all the disputed territory formerly policed by Guatemala in the Honduras-Guatemala boundary region has been occupied by Honduran soldiers during the events which led to the recent change of government in Guatemala.63

The Department desires to know how much territory has been occupied in this disputed zone by Honduran soldiers, and to secure information regarding the localities at which Honduran soldiers have been stationed.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Alvey A. Adee
  1. Despatch not printed.
  2. See vol. ii, pp. 718 ff.