The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Merry.


(Mr. Bacon informs Mr. Merry that President Esealon’s message accepting agreement to negotiate peace was followed by a telegram from the President of Guatemala cordially accepting the President’s proposals and acquiescing in an armistice being agreed to and the terms of peace being negotiated on the Marblehead. The President rejoices that the President of Mexico is also interested in the cause of peace. Mr. Bacon states that it now only remains to bring the parties together, and that it is the President’s wish that Mr. Merry, Mr. Combs, and the Mexican minister to Central America may act in unison in every way toward a successful negotiation and that all three attend on the Marblehead.)