Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay.
Managua , February 28, 1899 .
Government of Nicaragua asserts duress from the naval forces at the capital of Mosquito Territory, requesting strict neutrality. Fortytwo Americans have surrendered to the naval forces occupying the capital of Mosquito Territory. Government of Nicaragua promises lives, demanding trial by law. Illegal expedition New Orleans leaving for Honduras, Nicaragua. Prevention is requested.