No. 313.
Mr. Bayard to Señor Don Pedro Perez Zeledón.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you* that I have received from the President, in triplicate, his award and decision in regard to the validity of the treaty of limits made between the republics of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on April 15, 1858, and the other questions submitted in connection therewith to the President’s arbitration.

I am directed by the President to deliver one original of this award to the representative of the Government of Costa Rica and one original thereof to the representative of the Government of Nicaragua, in compliance with the terms of the treaty signed at Guatemala on the 24th of December, 1886. The third original will be retained in the custody of the Secretary of State of the United States.

I have the honor therefore to name the Department of State, at 12 o’clock noon of Saturday, the 24th instant, as the place and time to so deliver the President’s award and decision.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
  1. A similar note was addressed to the minister of Nicaragua.