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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1920
(1920)

Honduras,   pp. 854-879 ff. PDF (8.3 MB)


Page 854

HONDURAS
REVOLUTIONARY DISORDERS ON THE FRONTIERS OF HONDURAS:'
REPRESENTATIONS BY THE UNITED STATES DEPRECATING THE
TOLERATION OF REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES AGAINST NEIGH-
BORING STATES
815.00/2146: Telegram
The Consul in Charge of the Legation in Honduras (Lawton) to the
Secretary of State
TEGUCIGALPA, January 8, 1920-4 pan.
[Received January 10-10: 50 p.m.]
4.... The Foreign Minister asks me to request the Department
of State to indicate to the Nicaraguan Government that rumors of
revolutionary movement have reached Washington and that the
United States Government expects Nicaragua to take measures to
prevent, or such other language as the Department deems expedient.
S. F. Hopkins cabled Membrefio 2 recently from Washington that
the Government of the United States would take no part in the
interior affairs of Honduras. Vice Consul Miller 3 wires insistent
reports in his district that the President elect will not be seated.
Membreilo leaving ostensibly for Panama. Intercepted correspond-
ence alleges support of the power of [sic] Nicaragua and the, free-
dom of the Nicaraguan frontier. Revolutionary forces are to rendez-
vous from this date on, and on January 25th. to commence fighting.
LAwTON
815.00/2145: Telegram
The Consul in Charge of the Legation in Hondu'ras (Lawton) to the
Secretary of State
TEGUtCIGALPA, January 9, 1920-4 p.m.
[Received January 10-9:42 p.m.]
5. Confirming information in my cipher telegram January 8th
4 p.m. Several persons have been intercepted on the highways with
rifles and ammunition who have confessed the place and details of
the rendezvous and the revolutionary plans. Additional activity
reported near the Nicaraguan boundary. President Bogran 4 asked
1 See also the chapter on Salvador, vol. III, pp. 729 fif.
2Alberto Membreflo, defeated candidate for the presidency.
'C. C. Miller, vice consul at Puerto Cortes.
4Francisco BogrAn, second designate, installed as Provisional President on
Oct. 5, 1919.
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