No. 68.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Hall.

No. 505.]

Sir: I have received your telegram of the 30th ultimo, saying that the Nicaraguan Congress had rejected the boundary convention with Costa Rica.

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Similar information had already been received here through the diplomatic representatives of those Governments at this capital; and in a note to the Costa Rican minister, after acknowledging his upon that subject, I have said, “that I thus learn with regret that the expected course of direct settlement of the questions between two countries to which the United States are equally friendly is interrupted.”

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.