815.00/4391: Telegram

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

26. Your 30, April 1, 9 p.m. In reply to the Sub-Secretary’s note you may inform him that this Department has received no information whatever which would indicate that there was any basis for such a preposterous report. The American forces in Nicaragua have always had instructions scrupulously to respect the territory of Honduras, and [Page 556]it is believed that they have made every effort to maintain friendly relations with the Honduran border authorities, many of whom have extended to them a cooperation which has been deeply appreciated. You will request that the Honduran Government furnish to you all the information upon which these very grave charges against the American forces in Nicaragua are based.

A report on this subject is being requested from Managua.

Stimson