715.1715/206: Telegram

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

30. Department’s 25, July 2, 2 p.m.1

Department reliably informed that revolutionary body of 400 to 600 men led by Policarpo Sánchez and Concepción Peralta, Nicaraguans, [Page 555] recently employed by Honduran Government, have invaded Nicaragua from Choluteca and Yuscuran and occupied Somoto and Limay.

You are instructed to investigate the truth of this report indicating that this proceeding was countenanced by Honduran Government and if well founded to express to Honduran Government informally the concern felt by this Government over the facts reported which would seem to involve a serious responsibility on the part of the Honduran Government in its relations with a neighboring country. You may express also the hope of the Department that the Honduran Government will take steps to prevent any further acts of violation of her neutrality in this connection.

  1. Not printed.