The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Thompson.


(Mr. Bacon quotes the recent correspondence with Guatemala and Salvador.

Mr. Bacon adds that the Government of the United States is most anxious to do everything possible to preserve peace, but this is evidently impossible without active cooperation of Mexican Government. Directs him to say to President Diaz that the President earnestly wishing to help in avoiding war in Central America, desires to rely largely upon the advice of President Diaz. In response to Minister Merry’s suggestion, the Marblehead has been ordered to proceed to coast of Salvador.)