File No. 713.001/29.

The Secretary of State to the American Chargé d’Affaires.

No. 890.]

Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a letter from Mr. Andrew Carnegie, stating that he takes great pleasure in authorizing you to draw on Mr. Franks under the conditions stated.

You are accordingly instructed to take the action requested in Mr. Carnegie’s letter of May 22.

I am [etc.],

P. C. Knox.
[Inclosure.]

Mr. Andrew Carnegie to the Secretary of State.

Dear Sir: In fulfillment of my promise to renew my former offer of one hundred thousand dollars for the erection of the Central American Court of Justice at San José, replacing that destroyed at Cartago, I beg you to instruct the United States minister at San José to inform the Costa Rican Government that he, our minister, is authorized to draw upon Mr. R. A. Franks, president of the Home Trust Co., Hoboken, N. J., in sums of twenty-five thousand dollars, as the work progresses, to the extent of one hundred thousand dollars, duly forwarding Mr. Franks therewith certificates of work done as given to him by the Costa Rican authorities.

We leave the construction of the court and selection of site to the Government of Costa Rica.

Very truly, yours,

Andrew Carnegie.