815.00/3555: Telegram

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

30. The Department is disturbed by reports of imminent labor troubles accompanied by disorder and of possible revolutionary difficulties on the north coast. See especially Consul Waller’s confidential despatch No. 45 of March 8.14

The Department desires that you should discuss with the President the situation on the north coast and inquire informally what steps are being taken to deal therewith. Department hopes that the arms which are now being purchased in this country will enable the Government to maintain order effectively but it desires that you should impress upon the Government the desirability of handling the shipment in such a way that there will be no danger that the arms may fall into the hands of disaffected elements or potential disturbers of the peace. Please report by telegraph.

  1. Not printed; George P. Waller was the American consul at Ceiba.