715.1715/1517: Telegram

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

71. Reference is made to the Department’s telegram No. 45, October 12, noon. Foreign Office informs me that Honduras still awaiting reply to its protest to Nicaragua before determining decision on appointment of surveyors despite willingness of Nicaragua to name its surveyors. Belief is expressed that markers which were said to have been removed may have now been restored. Both Foreign Minister [Page 457] and Sub-secretary ill and absent from office. It was only possible to interview Chief of Protocol today who presumably voiced views of Foreign Minister.