No. 57.

Mr. Hall to Mr. Bayard.


Referring to the Department’s telegram of the 11th instant, Mr. Hall thinks it possible to make an arrangement by which the threatened conflict may be averted and the difficulties settled. He says that any suggestion emanating from the Government of the United States would be accepted by the President of Guatemala, who, if the United States can induce Mexico to discontinue her interference in the affairs of Guatemala and Central America, which interference arouses his resentment, though it does not intimidate, will immediately withdraw his forces from the frontier of Salvador.

Mr. Hall says that a prolongation of this state of things will work great injury to the interests of United States citizens in these countries.