Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay.
San Jose, Costa Rica , December 2, 1898 .
Sir: Respectfully referring to my No. 174, dated 1st instant, I have the honor to advise that the Government of Costa Rica has officially recognized the Regalado anti-Federal Government of Salvador. Guatemala has not, so far as I am advised, taken like action, but is expected to do so soon. I have inclosed herewith telegram just received from Hon. Erasmo Calderon, minister of foreign affairs of the newly habilitated Republic of Nicaragua, which is self explanatory, and follows the proclamation of President Zelaya, dated November 30, announcing the [Page 173] resumption of her sovereignty as a Republic. I have already advised that the Government of Honduras has recognized the new Government of Salvador.
I have, etc.,
United States Minister.