File No. 815.77/84.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


The Minister for Foreign Affairs says that American forces were landed at Puerto Cortés this morning; all were reembarked but one, who is stationed in the office of the superintendent of the railroad. A communication was quoted from the American Vice Consul at that port advising the Minister for Foreign Affairs that the commander of the American war vessel had taken possession of the railroad pending instructions. Firm but courteous protest was made by the Minister.