No. 55.

Mr. Hall to Mr. Bayard.


Mr. Hall telegraphs the Department that the purport of its telegram to him of the 11th instant has been made known to the President of Guatemala, who appears to be deeply impressed, saying that although he sends an army to the frontier of Salvador to support the movements in favor of the Union he has no intention to invade neighboring states.

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Mr. Hall is of opinion that if Mexico will for the present remain passive, affording the President of Guatemala an opportunity of receding decorously, bloodshed may be avoided.