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(1919)

Nicaragua,   pp. 659-677 PDF (5.8 MB)


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NICARAGUA
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Credit Commission in Nicaragua had agreed to increase its offer for
the settlement of the British claims to a total of £9000.0.0. cash
andl
£2000.0.0. bonds.
This offer was communicated by telegram to the British Govern-
ment, from whom a reply has now been received expressing their
regret that they are unable to accept the offer.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 1918.
417.41/14
The British Embassy to the Department of State 11
No. 244                 MEMORANDUM
The British Embassy present their compliments to the Depart-
ment of State and have the honour to refer to the Embassy's mem-
orandum No. 519 of March 14th 12 and to previous correspondence
respecting certain British claims against Nicaragua.
Since the date of the above memorandum the matter has been
further discussed between representatives of the Embassy and of
the State Department but without result and, as has been indicated
to the Department, the British Government are unable to accept a
settlement of these claims for less than £18,000.
The British Embassy have now been requested by the Foreign
Office to inform them of the present position in regard to the settle-
inent of claims against Nicaragua by the Public Credit Commis-
sion, and the Embassy would therefore be much obliged if the De-
partment would be kind enough to inform them of the present situa-
tion in this matter.
WASHINGTON, April 1, 1919.
417.41/15
The Department of State to the British Embassy
MEMORANDUM
Referring to the British Embassy's memorandum No. 244 of April
1, 1919, and to previous correspondence respecting certain British
claims against Nicaragua and in reply to the British Embassy's
request to be informed of the present position in regard to the settle-
ment of the claims against Nicaragua by the Public Credit Com-
mission, the Department of State advises the British Embassy of
" Substance transmitted to the Minister in Nicaragua by telegram, Apr.
5, 4 p.m.
'2No. 519, printed supra, is dated May 14, 1918.


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