No. 66.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Hall.

No. 410.]

Sir: I have received and read with much satisfaction your dispatch No. 579 of the 3d instant, stating that Nicaragua and Costa Rica have accepted the proffered mediation of the Government of Guatemala for the settlement of their pending difficulties concerning their boundaries. This action is a step in the right direction, which should yield encouraging results.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.