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The Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala (Geissler)

35. As you have been informed by the Legation at Tegucigalpa the-Honduran authorities have obtained convincing evidence that Ferrera [Page 330] has been involved in recent disturbances in Honduras. The Department is informing the legation at Tegucigalpa that it feels that Honduras would be justified in asking the Government of Guatemala to take appropriate steps to put an end to Ferrera’s activities. Upon being informed that the Government of Honduras has made representations in the matter you may inform President Orellana that the American Chargé d’Affaires at Tegucigalpa has seen the captured letter from Ferrera to the Honduran revolutionists and is convinced of its authenticity, and that the Government of the United States therefore hopes that the Guatemalan Government will take prompt and effective steps to terminate Ferrera’s activities, as well as to place under restraint and bring to justice the Honduran revolutionists at Livingston.