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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919
(1919)

Nicaragua,   pp. 659-677 PDF (5.8 MB)


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years, His Majesty's Government would be prepared to accept in
full satisfaction of the claims a payment of £9000 in cash and 29000
in bonds.
In putting forward this proposal, which represents a settlement of
far less value than that which the claimants could legitimately ex-
pect, I respectfully beg you to be so good as to press its acceptance
on the Nicaraguan Government and the Public Credit Commission
in order that the whole matter may be satisfactorily terminated by
the 30th instant.
I have [etc.]                              R. C. LINDSAY
417.41/17
The Acting Secretary of State to the British Charge (Lindsay)
WASHINGTON, June 25, 1919.
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of
the 18th instant, regarding the so-called " Legation Claim " of
Great
Britain against the Government of Nicaragua. You state in that
note that the proposal to settle the claim by the Public Credit Com-
mission at a figure of about £10,500 is not regarded as equitable by
your Government and you add that His Majesty's Government
would be prepared to accept in full satisfaction of the claims a pay-
ment of £9,000 in cash and £9,000 in bonds.
The matter was brought to the attention of the American Min-
ister at Managua and I have now the honor to advise you that a
telegram has been received from him stating that the Commission
finds itself unable to change its award. The Minister adds, how-
ever, that when the British Consul, Mr. Martin, who is now en route
to London, reaches that city, he will be in a position to set forth
fully the facts in the case and that when these have been presented,
the Commission feels assured that the Government of Great Britain
will accept the award made by it.
Accept [etc.]                             FRANK L. POLK
417.41/18
The Acting Secretary of State to the British Charge' (Lindsay)
WASHINGTON, July 17, 1919.
SIR: Referring to your note No. 461 of June 18, 1919, relative to
certain British claims against the Government of Nicaragua, nota-
bly the so-called " Legation claim ", I have now the honor to advise
you of the receipt of a telegram of June 28, 1919, from the American
Minister at Managua,15 to the effect that the Public Credit Commis-
sion accedes to the desire expressed by the Department of State
1 Not printed.
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