Mr. Williamson to Mr. Fish.
Guatemala , January 7, 1874. (Received February 5.)
Sir: I have the honor to enclose you herewith a translated copy of an article on the “general situation” in Central America, published in the “Porvenir,” of Nicaragua, in its issue of the 21st instant. The statements contained therein are so correct, according to my information, that I venture to send it to you, only remarking that I am credibly informed the proffered intervention of Nicaragua alluded to therein was rejected by President Arias.
He demanded the troops of Guatemala and Salvador should be withdrawn from the soil of Honduras. At last accounts they were preparing to move on his intrenchments in Comayagua. His force is reputed at six hundred; that of his opponents at twenty-five hundred.
I have, &c.,