File No. 817.00.

The President of the United States to the President of Nicaragua, Juan J. Estrada.


I send your excellency my most cordial felicitations for the New Year, with which I hope will begin an era of progress, peace, and prosperity for the people of Nicaragua. I congratulate you upon your assumption of the presidency by popular mandate unanimously expressed through the Assembly recently elected, and I assure you, and through you the Government and people of Nicaragua, of the sincere sympathy and friendship of the Government and people of the United States in the work of regeneration which we hope will be so successful. I add my wishes for your own personal welfare.

Wm. H. Taft.