The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Merry.


(Mr. Bacon quotes the telegram the President to-day sent to the President of Salvador, and mutatis mutandis to the President of Guatemala.a

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(He also instructs him to use his best endeavors with the Government of Salvador to the same end. He tells him to explain, if need be, that the offer of the Marblehead as neutral place of meeting is intended to meet any possible difficulty in bringing together the representatives of the two Governments, and does not exclude any other way in which the President’s good offices may be exerted. Tells him to keep in touch with commander of Marblehead and also with chargé at Guatemala, to whom a similar cable is sent.)

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