The Chargé in Honduras ( Cousins ) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 22.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to my telegram of July 12, 5 p.m., 1940, informing the Department of the receipt by the Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs of a note from the German Minister accredited to this country, Mr. Otto Reinebeck, commenting upon certain subjects which are understood will be discussed at the forthcoming Conference of Foreign Ministers at Habana, and warning this Government that favorable action on some of these proposals would be viewed as an unfriendly act by his Government.
For the Department’s information, a copy of this note, together with a translation thereof, is hereto attached.61
As I mentioned in my telegram of July 15, 10 a.m., 1940,61 the Honduran Government has to date made no reply to the note in question. I have been informed by an official in the Foreign Office that it is possible that the note will be filed without being answered, but should an answer be made, it will probably be merely an acknowledgement.