File No. 22372/1.

The Secretary of State to Vice Consul Caldera.


Mr. Knox instructs Mr. Caldera to ascertain immediately and telegraph the department fully positive information as to the fate of the two captured Americans. Says the Government of the United States can scarcely credit the report of the summary execution of two Americans taken with the revolutionary army. Mr. Knox says further that the Nicaraguan chargé d’affaires in Washington has been asked to demand telegraphically full information for this Government which will not for one moment tolerate such treatment of American citizens.