Mr. Williamson to Mr. Fish.
Nicaragua, November 2, 1873. (Received Dec. 2.)
Sir: Inclosed I have the honor to transmit yon a translated copy of the treaty of August 26, 1873, recently ratified by the governments of Guatemala, Salvador, and Nicaragua, and which, without doubt, will also be ratified by the new government that is proposed to be organized in Honduras.
I beg to call your attention to the fifth article, and to remark that I believe in the four states named there is a strong and growing disposition to adopt the principle of confederation. Costa Rica stands aloof now, because her people, in my opinion, are opposed to confederation with the other states.
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I have, &c.,