No. 83.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Hall.

No. 442.]

Sir: I have received your No. 620, of the 21st ultimo, inclosing a copy of a treaty of peace and friendship between the five Central American states, signed at Guatemala, February 16, 1887, and have to say that the same has been read with much interest. I have also to express the hope that this arrangement will fulfill the purpose for which it was signed and promote peace and harmony among states so intimately joined by historical associations, identity of blood, and community of interests.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.