Mr. Braida to Mr. Uhl.

Sir: I beg to inclose herewith correspondence with the British vice-consul in regard to the formation of a provisional Government for the Mosquito Reserve, and my note to Gen. C. A. Lacayo in reference to the same.

I am, etc.,

S. C. Braida.
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[Inclosure 1.]

Mr. Hatch to Mr. Braida.

Your Excellency: In answer to your dispatch of to-day’s date I beg leave to state that in my opinion the Provisional Government has been formed in accordance with protocol of 19th instant (see this protocol, marked Basis, in inclosure in No. 32), made between His Excellency Carlos A. Lacayo, commissioner to the Mosquito Reserve, and Her Britannic Majesty’s Consul H. F. Bingham, esq.

I have, etc.,

Edwin D. Hatch,
Acting Vice-Consul.
[Inclosure 2.]

Mr. Braida to General Lacayo.

Sir: Since the receipt of your communication of the 24th instant in regard to a provisional council having been established, I have repeatedly requested the representative of the other high contracting party, Vice-Consul E. Hatch, to inform me whether this council was formed in compliance with the compact made between your excellency and Her Britannic Majesty’s Consul Bingham.

Having been informed by Vice-Consul Hatch this morning that he, in behalf of his Government, considers said council formed according to the agreement, I have the honor of thanking you for your kind information.

I am, etc.,

S. C. Braida.