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

No. 1139

Sir: Referring to the Department’s instruction No. 576 of June 6, 1934, stating that the Department contemplates recommending that the embargo on the export of arms and munitions of war from the United States to Honduras be lifted and authorizing me to so inform President Carías and to express the hope that the removal of the embargo would be agreeable to him, I have the honor to quote a part of a note received from the Foreign Office on the subject under date of June 30, 1934, which expresses the official view of the Honduran Government and is as follows:

“In reply, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that my Government, except for (fuera de) munitions and long range arms (pertrechos y armas de largo alcance), has no objection to make to the lifting of the embargo on arms and munitions for this Republic; and that it, therefore, desires the continuance (desea continue) of the restriction on long range arms (rifles) and their ammunition.”

Respectfully yours,

Julius G. Lay