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The Minister in Honduras ( Morales ) to the Secretary of State

51. I have again requested the President and four candidates to meet on the [30th?] instant for the purpose of arriving at a definite agreement to maintain peace. All have signified their willingness [Page 431] to attend the conference. It is probable that something may be accomplished. Bonilla informed me that he has no candidate to propose and will accept any honorable man as a compromise. Arias of the same opinion. Carias is doubtful and was led to believe, through malicious misrepresentations, that the Government of the United States desired his withdrawal. I quickly dispelled this misapprehension.

The President, Bonilla and Arias have requested my presence at the conference. I do not consider this advisable for obvious reasons, unless the Department desires me to attend.