Mr. Lainfiesta to Mr. Bayard.
New York , October 22, 1887. (Received October 24.)
Sir: I have the honor to inform the United States Government, through your excellency, that the constituent assembly convoked by the President of the Republic when he assumed the dictatorship on the 26th of June last, was formally organized in the city of Guatemala on the 1st instant, and that one of the first acts of that honorable body was to approve, by acclamation, the attitude assumed and the decrees issued by the Executive, in his capacity as dictator, from the aforesaid 26th of June up to the time of the organization of the Assembly, inasmuch [Page 556] as they were deemed necessary and conducive to the salvation of popular principles and of the national credit.
I have the, honor herewith to transmit to your excellency a copy of the President’s message,* and also one of the decree referred to; and I hope that these important events and there-establishment of the legal regimen in Guatemala will be regarded with gratification by the United States Government, from which my Government receives so many valued tokens of sympathy.
I take pleasure, etc.,
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