File No. 817.00/1626.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 53.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that the political situation has remained unchanged since my No. 47 of May 151; that is to say, that President Díaz and Gen. Mena continue to work together with every evidence of unity of feeling and interest. Rumors have been current that the Liberals are organizing a concerted uprising all over the country with the declared object of defeating the loan. It is difficult to estimate how serious a measure this might be If well organized and led, as the Liberals are in such a majority over the Conservatives. I therefore hasten to repeat my suggestion as to the advisability of stationing [Page 662] permanently, at least until the loan has been put through, a war vessel at Corinto.

I have, etc.,

Elliott Northcott.
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