File No. 817.00/1586.
The American Minister to the Secretary of State.
Managua , April 25, 1911.
Sir: I have the honor to report that conditions here continue quiet throughout the country.
On Sunday, April 16, the first day of the elections, Gen. Emiliano Chamorro left Corinto for San Salvador. He called at the legation [Page 660] before he left and told me he was very sorry that I had not seen it to be my duty to support him in demanding that President Estrada accept the constitution as prepared by the former assembly and that he felt sure that in time I would discover that I had made a serious mistake, but that he, Chamorro, felt no resentment, being satisfied that I thought I was pursuing the proper course.
By the time this dispatch reaches the Department the new assembly will have convened and this Government will be in the best condition in which it ever will be to close all matters, and I would most respectfully but most earnestly urge that there be as little delay as possible in arranging all pending questions.
I have, etc.,