File No. 14413.
The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Coolidge.
Washington, July 15, 1908.
Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a note from the Chinese minister, in which he requests that the American minister to Nicaragua and the American consular officers in that country be instructed to continue their protection of Chinese subjects and their interests in Nicaragua.
Now that Nicaragua has been made a separate mission, it is proper to renew and confirm to you the instructions heretofore given to Minister Baker for the use of the good offices of the legation and of the American consuls in Nicaragua in behalf of Chinese subjects residing in Nicaragua in the absence of a Chinese representative in that quarter.
You will accordingly take under the protection of the legation at Managua Chinese subjects and their interests in Nicaragua in the way pointed out in instructions Nos. 470 and 535,1 dated, respectively, July 3, 1896, and February 6, 1897, to Minister Baker. Copies of those instructions are inclosed herewith. You will give the consuls in Nicaragua the appropriate instructions in the premises.
I am, etc.,