715.1715/1510: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Honduras ( Cousins )14

43. Your telegram no. 65 of September 27, 3 p.m. You are instructed to suggest to the Minister for Foreign Affairs that in view of the apparently simple question involved of the position of the markers of a boundary already agreed upon by Honduras and Nicaragua, it seems that the two governments might solve this question by the appointment of qualified surveyors from each country to make a joint survey and agree upon the position of the markers. Please inform the Minister for Foreign Affairs that the American Legation in Nicaragua has been instructed to make the same suggestion to the Government of Nicaragua. It is the understanding of the Department that the sections of the boundary on which the recent incidents have taken place is a considerable distance from territory now under dispute.

Please keep the Department informed.

  1. The same was sent, mutatis mutandis, as No. 72, October 5, 3 p.m., to the Minister in Nicaragua.