Mr. Shannon to Mr. Foster
Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Salvador,
Managua , September 28, 1892 . (Received October 22.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 168 of the 17th ultimo, in which it is intimated that the Government of Nicaragua proposes soon to mate another effort to secure, if possible, the cessation of the English protectorate in the Mosquito Reservation, I have the honor now to inclose herewith copy of a note lately addressed to this legation by his excellency, the minister for foreign affairs of Nicaragua, transmitting copy of another note addressed by him to the English minister residing at Guatemala City, in which the claim of Nicaragua to exercise the rights of a sovereign state throughout the Reservation, as a recognized part of her territory, is plainly asserted, and the withdrawal of the English protectorate, alleged to be still existing there de facto, if not de jure, earnestly enjoined.
Translations of these notes are also herewith appended.
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