File No. 817.812/122.

Minister Jefferson to the Secretary of State.


Presidential party and myself left Tuesday on United States ship Chattanooga on trip of inspection of Fonseca Bay and returned to Managua today. Trip a very instructive one and President Díaz expressed himself as being unusually pleased with the opportunity of visiting this much-discussed region and with the courtesy and hospitality of Captain Senn. Nicaraguan people in general seem to be deeply interested in the trip and greeted cordially on the way. I shall report in detail by mail.