The Minister in Guatemala (Whitehouse) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 8.]
Sir: In accordance with your instruction No. 260 of January 27th last,10 the Legation wrote to the Guatemalan Foreign Office with reference to reaching an agreement on commercial aviation with the [Page 615]parties to the Habana Convention, and I have the honor to report that I am now in receipt of a reply from the Guatemalan Government, dated March 27th, a copy and translation of which are enclosed. The substance of this reply is that in time of peace duly licensed airships have free passage over Guatemalan territory provided they observe the rules laid down in the present regulations and, if the nationality of the airship is that of a country which has a treaty with Guatemala on aerial navigation, it will receive its clearance papers from the Guatemalan Consulate before departure.