Mr. Corea to Mr. Sherman.

Sir: I have received instructions from the Diet of the Greater Republic of Central America to inform the Supreme Government of the United States of America, through your excellency, that both it and the governments of the States which compose that Republic feel profound regret on account of the disaster which befell the Maine night before last in the port of Habana.

In obeying these instructions I take pleasure in renewing to you, Mr. Secretary, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Luis F. Corea.