File No. 22372/1.

The Secretary of State to the Nicaraguan Chargé.

Sir: I have the honor to request you, as the diplomatic channel of communication between the Government of the United States and that of President Zelaya, immediately to telegraph to that Government that the Government of the United States can scarcely believe the report that two Americans captured with the revolutionary army of Gen. Estrada have been summarily executed, and that if this grievous report be true the Government of the United States demands instant information of all the particulars, meanwhile reserving for future decision the measures to be taken in such an eventuality.

You will readily appreciate the urgency of this matter as well as its determinative bearing upon further relations between this Government and that which you represent.

Accept, etc.,

P. C. Knox.