815.00 Revolutions/491: Telegram

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

17. Your 36, April 3, 11 a.m. The information contained in your telegram has been transmitted to the Navy Department, and it has been requested of that Department that, if practicable, a naval vessel, [Page 686] or naval vessels, be directed to overtake these ships upon the high seas, and keep them under surveillance, and that you be kept advised by the naval vessel or vessels regarding the location of the Adventuress and the [S]tormalong, You are authorized to keep the Honduran Government advised informally of the reports you receive.

The Navy Department is being advised that no request is being made of the Government of Honduras for permission for American naval vessels to enter Honduran waters.