The Secretary of State to the Minister in Honduras (Morales)
7. Your February 6, 10 a.m. Department understands that protocol as quoted in Department’s January 29, 6 p.m., was cabled [Page 364] to President of Honduras by Honduranean Delegation. It would therefore seem that Government could submit protocol to Congress as coming from its own representatives, without necessity of note from you. In view of nature of proposal it is better that note should not be sent. Of course, you may in an appropriate manner indicate general interest in settlement but without expressing any desire that Secretary of State should be arbitrator. This was not my suggestion, although I have not objected.