The Secretary of State to the Minister in Honduras ( Jones )
Your July 13, 8 p.m.31
Exceptional war measures concerning German property in territory of allied or associated governments, must, under Treaty of Peace, continue in effect until after the Treaty becomes effective. By Article 297 of German Treaty, allied and associated Governments reserve the right to retain and liquidate all property belonging, at date of coming into force of Treaty of Peace, to German nationals, or companies controlled by them within their territories, subject to Treaty provisions. In case of states not entitled to share in reparations to be made by Germany, proceeds of liquidation, subject to rights of Reparation Commission, are to be paid direct to the owner. It appears probable that Honduras will come within this class.
The Department is of the opinion that Honduran Government should proceed with enforcement of war measures concerning German property and the liquidation in accordance with Treaty provisions.
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