814.01/33: Telegram

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

2. Department’s circular telegram January 3, 3 p.m. After I verbally conveyed the substance of the Department’s telegram to President Mejia Colindres this morning he told me that his Government is also disposed to recognize Reina Andrade as Provisional President after the publication of the call for new elections to be held within 6 months and that he wishes to act in complete harmony [Page 399]with our Government in this matter. President Mejia Colindres asked me if I would advise him immediately when my Government recognized Andrade as the President wishes to grant recognition simultaneously if possible or immediately ours is extended. The President informed me that he has received a personal telegram from Andrade requesting recognition but postponed replying until he heard what attitude we would take.

Lay