The Minister of Costa Rica to the Secretary of State.
Washington, May 5, 1915.
My dear Mr. Secretary: Some time ago [March 9] I had the honor to present to your excellency a note setting forth the reasons which, in my opinion, should operate to induce the Government of the United States to interpose its good offices before the Government of Panama for the purpose of bringing about the acceptance by that Government of the award of the Chief Justice in the Costa Rica-Panama Boundary Arbitration.
Relying upon the unfailing kindness of your excellency, I beg that you will inform me whether, in view of these reasons, your excellency has decided to lend your support towards the carrying out of the Chief Justice’s arbitral decision. This information will, of course, be received in the strictest confidence, and will be brought to the attention of none other than the President of the Republic of Costa Rica.