815.515/132: Telegram

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

81. Reference Legation’s telegram No. 80, March 30. United Fruit Company proposes that its Boston office arrange with Federal Reserve Bank the exportation from the United States $500,000 in United [Page 388] States 50-and 10-cent pieces possibly by plane from Miami. Banco Atlántida proposes arranging with its New Orleans office exportation of $250,000 in the same manner. Swinnerton, McClure, Vinnell, Inter-American Highway contractors, plan to make arrangements for exportation of at least $250,000 through their San Francisco office. These exportations to be made within a few days. Urgently request Treasury make every effort to assist these shipments.