814.001 Ch 34/21: Telegram

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

77. Legation’s urgent telegram No. 117, December 20, 2 p.m.

Under the circumstances the Department considers it preferable not to grant a diplomatic visa to General Chacon and his family on a diplomatic passport issued by the authorities now in control of the Government.
If he possesses a valid diplomatic passport covering himself and his family issued during his tenure of office you may grant a diplomatic visa upon such document.
If he does not possess such a diplomatic passport you may grant to him and to his family gratis visas under Section 3 (1) of the Immigration Act of 1924, placing such visas upon duplicate consular Form 257 which would then serve as his travel document. Personal appearance at the Legation in order to apply for such visas may be waived at your discretion.
Telegraph Department final action taken by you as well as names of the members of his party and the vessel, date and port of arrival in the United States.