File No. 817.51/886
The Chargé d’ Affaires of Nicaragua to the Secretary of State
Washington, January 31, 1917.
Most Excellent Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to inform your excellency that I received to-day cable instructions from the President of Nicaragua to say to your excellency that the nomination of the members of the Commission on the Revision of the Debts of Nicaragua has already been sent to the Congress for its approval and that he expects the decree relative thereto to be issued this week. The President also authorizes me to inform your excellency that he is seeking the opportune moment to send to the Congress the nomination of a Fiscal Adviser.[Page 1116]
Therefore the President directs me to take steps with your excellency’s Government towards obtaining the payment of the sum of 250,000 dollars, on account of the proceeds of the Canal Treaty, now deposited in this country to your excellency’s order. I therefore beg your excellency kindly to take appropriate measures to have the payment of that sum effected in accordance with the agreement between the two Governments.
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