815.24/14: Telegram

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?

  1. Luis Bográn. On Mar. 9, 1925, Bográn became Honduran Minister to the United States.