Mr. Baker to Mr. Gresham.
Managua, April 6, 1894.
Have no report from Braida yet. British Consul Bingham reports, date March 24, owing to disturbances Bluefields, British seamen were landed at request of Nicaraguan commissioner. Captain sent the United States vice-consul and other consular representatives to maintain order and preserve life and property. Were retired as soon as Nicaraguan commissioner formed police force. American residents presented captain with testimonial thanking him for prompt and effective protection. Nicaraguan commissioner also wrote letter of thanks. All reports to contrary are false.