Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay.

No. 733.]

Sir: I have the honor to advise receipt of telegram from Señor Don Dr. Francisco S. Reyes, minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of El Salvador, dated June 17, and reading as follows, translated:

My Government agrees with pleasure that the consuls of the United States shall exercise their good offices in representation of the Cuban Republic, while the latter names its own consular officers. I have in this way the honor to reply to your courteous dispatch dated May 25 last.

I am still awaiting reply from the Government of Nicaragua.

With assurances, etc.,

William Lawrence Merry.