Mr. Merry to Mr. Hay.

No. 734.]

Sir: I have the honor to advise the receipt of a telegram dated this day from the Hon. Fernando Sanchez, minister of foreign relations of the Republic of Nicaragua, informing me that his Government will be pleased to permit consular officers of the United States to use their good offices on behalf of the citizens of the Republic of Cuba resident in or visiting Nicaragua. Of this I have advised United States consuls in Nicaragua in accordance with your instructions.

With assurances, etc.,

William Lawrence Merry.