No. 75.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Hall.

No. 523.]

Sir: I transmit a copy* of an affidavit by Henry Nelson, master of an American steam-tug, William S. Moore, in which he states that on November [Page 92] 20, 1887, while lying at anchor in the Rama River, Mosquito Reservation, his vessel was forcibly seized by an armed body of Nicaraguan troops or persons wearing uniforms of the Nicaraguan soldiers.

You will present the complaint to the minister for foreign affairs, with a view to an investigation thereof and proper explanation or reparation, as the facts of the case may require.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
  1. See inclosure 2 in document No. 84.