Mr. Baker to Mr. Gresham.
Managua , January 22, 1894 . (Received February 23.)
Sir: Captain T. W. Tucker, commander of the Victoria on Lake Nicaragua, has applied to me to perform the marriage ceremony for himself and a young lady of this country. Both are Americans and Protestants. Captain Tucker informs me that there is no ordained Protestant minister or other person authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony in Nicaragua other than Catholic clergymen.
Can you authorize me to perform this ceremony?
I have, etc.,