The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Honduras (Jones)
Your despatch No. 137 of February 17.
You are instructed to intimate orally to President Bertrand that this Government expects a fair election in Honduras.
If you substantiate the fact that President Bertrand has notified the United Fruit Company through Woodsum that its attorney must be dismissed, you are instructed orally to intimate to President Bertrand the surprise this Government feels at his action in this and similar cases.