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

No. 667

Sir: With reference to the Department’s telegram No. 62, July 12, 5 P.M., inquiring what steps, if any, the Government of Honduras has taken to cooperate in making effective in the future the embargo against contraband shipments to Honduras, I have the honor to report that the Minister for Foreign Affairs has stated to me that special instructions have been given to Honduran Consuls in the United States and in Canada, and will be given to the consuls in Mexico, to refuse to issue consular documents for shipments of arms and munitions of war to Honduras without the express authorization of the Government. I am informed also that all Honduran port authorities have been specifically instructed in the matter.

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George T. Summerlin