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Correspondence with the legation of Nicaragua at Washington,   pp. 910-912 PDF (1012.5 KB)


Page 910


CORRESPONDE]NCE WITI THE LEGATTON OF NICARAGUA
                       AT WASUHNGTON.
                              No. 540.
                     Mr. Guzman to Mr..Bayard.
                             [Translation.]
               LEGATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF NIOARAGUA,
                     Washington, July 30,1887. (Received July 30.)
   SIR: I have the honor herewith to inclose a copy of the convention*
 relative to arbitration which was signed at Guatemala on the 24th of
 December, 1886, by plenipotentiaries of Nicaragua and Costa Rica,
 through the friendly mediation of the Government of Guatemala, in
 which document it is stipulated that both hations shall submit the ques-
 tion of the validity or invalidity of the boundary treaty concluded by
 them April 15, 1858, to the decision of the President of the United
 States of America, as arbitrator.
 In the name of, and in obedience to-special instructions received from,
 the Government of. Nicaragua, I beg your excellency to be pleased to
 use your good offices with his excellency the President, to the end that
 that high functionary may deign to do my country the eminent favor
 in question.
 My Government entertains the hope that this signal service will be
 rendered to it, well knowing, as it does, the sentiments of the great
 American nation, and the interest which it takes in promoting the peace
 and welfare of its sister nations of the New World.
      With the assurance, etc.,
                                                    H. GUZxAN.
                             No. 541.
                    Mr. Bayard to Mr. Guzman.
                                   DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                       Washington, July 30, 1887.
  SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge your esteemed note of to-day,"
inclosing a copy of the convention which was signed at Guatemala on
the 24th December, 1886, by the respective plenipotentiaries of Nica-'
ragua and Costa Rica through the friendly mediation of the Govern-
ment of Guatemala, stipulating that the question of territorial boundary
between these two Governments under their treaty dated April 15,1858,
should be submitted to the arbitration of the President of the United
States.
  The President has been duly informed of the proposed submission of
the question at issue between the Governments of Nicaragua and Costa
                        Printed page 90, supra.
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