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James Speyer, Frederick Beach Jennings, Frank Steinhart, Honduras, Tegucigalpa, debt, London


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to James Speyer concerning contact with Frederick Jennings about sending Frank Steinhart as a representative to Honduras.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


James Speyer

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 132


Washington, D.C.



June 21, 1909.

My dear Mr. Speyer:

Referring to your letter of June 18th, I beg to enclose herewith copy of a letter which I have this morning sent by special delivery to Mr. Jennings, and wherein you will see I have informed him that you have definitely undertaken the Honduranian business and concluded to send Mr. Steinhart to Tegucigalpa and are entering on negotiations with the London bondholders, in view of all which facts I ask him to give you in the most helpful manner all information which will tend to elucidate the situation as he knows it and as it concerns American claims and his clients in particular.

From our conversations the attitude of the Department is, I am sure, fully known to you and you are well aware of my own keen interest in the success of this undertaking on account of the excellent effect it should have upon conditions in the locality concerned. I am very glad that you have determined to approach the undertaking with promptness and energy.

Wishing you every success and with many good wishes for an agreeable trip to Europe, I remain, my dear Mr. Speyer,

Yours sincerely,


James Speyer, Esquire,
24 Pine Street,
New York City.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to James Speyer, June 21, 1909



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