File No. 6775/459.

The Secretary of State to the Costa Rican Minister for Foreign Affairs.


I have had great pleasure in receiving your telegram of to-day extending a very cordial invitation to the Government of the United States to be represented at the opening of the Central American court of justice at San Jose on May 25. The President deems it a high privilege that the Government of the United States will be represented on this important and auspicious occasion, which marks so great a step toward permanent peace, progress, and prosperity in Central America, and he has been pleased to send as his representative the Hon. William I. Buchanan, who will proceed to Punta Arenas on board the United States ship Albany.

Accept, Excellency, the assurances of my high consideration.

Elihu Root.