No. 58.

Mr. Hall to Mr. Bayard .


Mr. Hall states that he has used every effort to prevent a conflict between the Central American States, and that promises have been made by the Presidents of Honduras and Nicaragua that they will delay the commencement of hostilities while he awaits instructions from the Department. It is rumored that the intervention of Mexico has been sought by the President of Salvador.

The Department will be informed by the minister from Guatemala, who is expected to arrive in Washington on the 2d of next month, respecting the demand made for the surrender of Captain Ousley and others, passengers on the Granada, by the authorities of Salvador at La Libertad. He thinks United States vessels should be sent there immediately.