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

No. 639

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s telegram No. 52, June 20, 11 A.M., in regard to clandestine shipments of arms and ammunition from the United States to parties in Honduras other than those to whom import licenses have been granted by the Government of Honduras, and to report that the matter has been brought to the attention of the President of the Republic and of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, both of whom expressed appreciation of the Department’s assistance to Honduras in connection with attempted contraband shipments.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs informed me that the Honduran Consul at Philadelphia, who is reported to have handled the Consular invoice documents in connection with the alleged shipment of ammunition, would be removed.

I have [etc.]

George T. Summerlin