File No. 817.51/898
Minister Jefferson to the Secretary of State
Managua , February 23, 1917, 3 p.m.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs officially informed the Legation of the passage of a law creating a debt commission which among other things further promises the appointment of three members: the Nicaraguan Minister of Finance, the other to be designated by the Department of State, and the third to act as arbitrator to be agreed upon by the Secretary of State and the President of Nicaragua.
The President is very anxious for the commission to begin its work and therefore wishes the Secretary of State to indicate to me his choices. I wish to say that Lindberg is very acceptable as one of the commission. He could commence his work at once with the Minister of Finance and later in the event of disagreements the arbitrator may be appointed.
Shall await instructions from Department.