The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Honduras ( Dennis )
18. Refer to Legation’s January 13, noon. The Department informed Bográn11 that it would be disposed to sell to the Honduran Government the arms requested when it received a letter from him stating that the Honduran Government is planning to organize a constabulary and will consider appointing foreign instructors. Bográn is telegraphing for authority to make such a statement and for authority to sign a contract with the War Department. He has requested the Honduran Government to show you his authorization to sign a contract. You are instructed to forward a certified copy of the same to the Department. When you have seen it, telegraph that fact to the Department and state whether you think it a sufficient authorization for signing a contract with the Department. If the Honduran Government desires to pledge the consular revenues in New York in payment of the arms will congressional approval be necessary?
- Luis Bográn. On Mar. 9, 1925, Bográn became Honduran Minister to the United States.↩