Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay.

No. 726.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your cablegrama dated May 24.

In accordance therewith I have addressed the Governments named, requesting reply by telegraph from Nicaragua and Salvador. I have pleasure in advising that I have received an official note from the Hon. Leonidas Pacheco, minister of foreign relations of Costa Rica, dated the 28th instant, courteously granting the permission requested. In [Page 884] accordance therewith I have notified the United States consul at San José, who will at once undertake the service required under your instruction.

With assurances, etc.,

William Lawrence Merry.
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