The Acting Secretary of State to the Honduran Ambassador (Cáceres)

Excellency: I have the honor to refer to Your Excellency’s note of June 4, 1946 and to my acknowledgment dated June 20, 194620 concerning the desire of Your Excellency’s Government to obtain from the United States specified lists of material for the Honduran armed forces. …

The material requested in Your Excellency’s note comprises both arms and ammunition and supporting equipment which is non-military in character. This Government is not at this time in a position to supply the Honduran Government with the arms and ammunition requested. It is none the less suggested that some of the non-military equipment may be procured directly from the War Assets Administration, [Page 964] which is charged with the disposal of such material. As Your Excellency will of course realize, the extremely critical supply in the United States of certain of the items desired, such as trucks, may make it difficult to obtain these items from the War Assets Administration.

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Please accept [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Spruille Braden
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