Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay.
San José, May 31, 1902.
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.,