Mr. Gresham to Mr. Pringle.

No. 79.]

Sir: I append a copy of your telegram of 8th instant, reporting the statement of Mr. Peterson, consul at Tegucigalpa, that if any Americans in the army of Vasquez should be captured by Bonilla they will be shot.

In an interview with the minister of Nicaragua, I find that Dr. Guzmán does not share Mr. Peterson’s apprehensions.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.