Mr. Hay to Mr. Lane.

Sir: I append hereto copy of your telegram1 of the 5th instant, and of this Department’s reply of the 6th, as well as copies of telegrams to Mr. Merry, all relating to affairs at Bluefields.

Referring to the statement in your telegram, that you are unable to communicate with the minister, you are instructed to ask, should your telegrams be interfered with, instant permission to send and receive official telegrams.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.
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