Mr. Hall to
Guatemala , January 10, 1887. (Received February 10.)
Sir: With reference to my dispatch No. 574, of the 27th October, and to your instruction, No. 409, of the 27th November last, relating to the recent law upon the general subject of citizenship and the status of foreigners in Salvador, I have the honor to inclose an abstract of a note from the minister for foreign affairs of that Republic to One of my colleagues in answer to his inquiry as to the interpretations to be given to articles 39, 40, and 41 of the referred to law.
The answer was not satisfactory, and the minister for foreign affairs was so informed.
In his second note the minister gives assurances that the law will be amended and that such amendments were under consideration. In view of this information, I have thought it advisable to address Señor Delgado upon the same subject and in the tenor of your above-mentioned instruction. I shall transmit his reply to the Department when received.
I have, etc.,