Memorandum by the Representative of the President (Corrigan)8

At a meeting with Dr. Cáceres, the Honduran Minister, at which Mr. Bonsal9 was also present, I discussed with the Minister the question of mapping the area in dispute between Honduras and Nicaragua. He stated that Honduras will not under any consideration admit the mapping, that President Carías declares he will give up his position and life itself rather than go down as a president who gave away any portion of his country.

It seems that Honduras wants Nicaragua to accept the Laudo,10

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I then asked Dr. Cáceres whether Honduras would agree to reciprocal navigation on the River Cocos, to which Nicaragua has already agreed, and Dr. Cáceres gladly gave his oral agreement to this proposal.

Frank P. Corrigan
  1. Addressed to the Under Secretary of State (Welles), the Chief of the Division of the American Republics (Duggan), and the Assistant Chief of the Division of the American Republics (Bursley).
  2. Philip W. Bonsal, Assistant Chief, Division of the American Republics.
  3. Award of December 23, 1906, British and Foreign State Papers, vol. c, p. 1096.
  4. Name typed, not signed. Notation on original: “(Given orally to Messrs. Drew and Baldwin; not revised by Dr. Corrigan.)”