No. 70.
Mr. Hall to Mr. Bayard.

No. 598.]

Sir: I had the honor to inform you by my dispatch No. 589, of the 3d instant, of the arrival in this city on the 29th ultimo of the commissioners of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, appointed in accordance with the invitation of the Government of Guatemala to agree upon the bases of a settlement of their dispute concerning their boundary, I have now to report that up to this time no progress whatever has been made towards a settlement.

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By the next mail I may be able to communicate more definite information. * * *

I have, etc.,

Henry C. Hall.