File No. 763.72/4167

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy ( Daniels)

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of April 27, 1917, relative to the offer made by the de facto Government of Costa Rica through its representative in Washington of the harbors and ports of that Republic for the use of the United States in the prosecution of war against Germany.

In reply to your inquiry in this connection I have the honor to inform you that due to the fact that no recognition has been accorded the Tinoco government in Costa Rica by the Government of the United States, no action has been taken upon the offer to which reference is made.

I have [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Frank L. Polk