817.00/2824a

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

No. 442

Sir: In view of the persistent reports of revolutionary activity in northwestern Nicaragua, and in view of the statements of the Nicaraguan Government that public officials of Honduras have been implicated in these activities, the Department desires that you should make a discreet effort to ascertain from sources not connected with the Government of Honduras the real situation existing along the western part of the Honduras–Nicaragua frontier. It desires especially information regarding the truth of the statement that invasions of Nicaragua have been organized in Honduras, and that they have obtained arms and ammunition from the authorities of that country. It would be very desirable to have an investigation made in the district where these acts are said to have occurred, if you are able to find some one who can be entrusted with such an investigation.

I am [etc.]

For the secretary of state
Henry P. Fletcher