810.7961 Pan American Airways, Inc./131

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

No. 285

Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of your despatch No. 680 of August 15, 1928, enclosing a copy of a memorandum dated August 14,69 which you received from Mr. MacGregor containing a report of his efforts to secure a contract for the Pan American Airways, Incorporated, from the Honduran Government.

The Department has noted from this despatch and previous correspondence on the subject the difficulties which Mr. MacGregor appears [Page 791]to have encountered. The Department does not appear, however, to have received a comprehensive report from you on the situation confronting Mr. MacGregor, and on the efforts which it is presumed you are making on his behalf.

Inasmuch as the Pan American Airways, Incorporated, has already received a contract from the United States Post Office for the transportation of mail between this country and Panama and as the obtaining of a satisfactory contract from the Honduran Government is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract with the United States Post Office, the Department considers it of vital importance to American interests generally and for the development of American commercial aviation in Central America especially that Mr. MacGregor should be successful in his negotiations with the Honduran Government.

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I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Francis White
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