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

No. 2835

Sir: With reference to the Department’s instruction No. 1185, of March 26, 1943,7 and to previous correspondence in connection with the difficulties arising from the insistence of the Honduran authorities that they could not waive the 8% consular charge for the materials imported for the construction of the Inter-American Highway, I have the honor to report that Mr. E. W. James10 discussed the matter informally with me during his recent stay in Tegucigalpa, but that I have no knowledge of any arrangement which he may have worked out with the Honduran authorities.

In order to complete the Legation’s files and to be prepared in case the difficulties recur, I would appreciate receiving information as to the terms of the agreement and the name of the Honduran official with whom Mr. James made it.

Respectfully yours,

John D. Erwin
  1. Not printed.
  2. Edward W. James, Chief of the Inter-American Regional Office, Public Roads Administration.