Mr. Hill to Mr. Merry.

No. 359.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatches Nos. 461 and 464, of the 12th and 17th ultimo, respectively, on the subject of the trust fund deposited with the British consul at San Juan del Norte by American merchants at Bluefields.

The latter dispatch reports that the Nicaraguan Government has requested the return of the fund to the merchants.

The Department is gratified at the satisfactory disposition of the matter as indicated by your dispatch.

When you report the return of the money to the merchants you will send to the Department a copy of the confirmatory telegram of August 15 from Mr. Bingham, to which you refer.

I am, etc.,

David J. Hill,
Acting Secretary.