No. 35.
Mr. Hall to Mr. Bayard.

No. 444.]

Sir: In my dispatch No. 441, of the 4th instant, I reported to you that a hostile expedition to invade and revolutionize Nicaragua had already landed in the territory of that state. I have now to inform you that I have received telegrams from the minister for foreign affairs of Honduras and President Cardenas, of Nicaragua, announcing the complete defeat of the invaders and their retreat into Honduras, where they were disarmed by order of the Government and sent to Tegucigalpa. * * *

Yesterday I telegraphed you the following:

The minister for foreign affairs of Honduras telegraphs the expedition against the Government of Nicaragua has been defeated; invaders have been forced to take refuge in Honduras.

I have, &c.,