File No. 817.812/115.

Minister Jefferson to the Secretary of State .


Discussing Fonseca Bay with Captain Senn of the U. S. S. Chattanooga and with President Díaz, the desire was expressed that we might proceed to Fonseca Bay on the U. S. S. Chattanooga for a trip of inspection of about three days, and accordingly I would request permission from the Navy Department to invite President Díaz to accompany us. President Díaz has already expressed to me his strong desire to take this trip, having never been there.