File No. 704.9317/9.
Minister Jefferson to the Secretary of State.
Managua, May 17, 1915.
Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith for the Department’s information a copy of a note received from the Chinese residents of Nicaragua addressed to this Legation in relation to advices that they received through their Consul General in San Francisco, California. The substance of the communication is as follows:
That his excellency the Chinese Minister in Washington had conferred with the Department of State relative to this Legation lending aid to the several Chinese citizens now residing in Nicaragua in case of needed protection to life and property; also making enquiry if the Legation had received a recent communication from the Department of State bearing upon this matter.
While for sometime past the Legation has used its good offices in behalf of the Chinese residents of Nicaragua, should like to be informed if the Department has other instructions to communicate regarding this matter.
I have [etc.]