File No. 417.00/250
The Minister in Nicaragua ( Jefferson) to the Secretary of State
Department’s April 3, 4 p.m. Statement contained in my telegram of January 29, 11 a.m., refers to judgments of Mixed Claims Commission not parts of Public Credit Commission. Reserve is included in total awards of both cash and bonds as follows: Cash $27,587.31, bonds $92,250, total $119,837.31.
Reserve referred to in cablegram of commission to Enriquez is $130,000 in bonds in excess of amount cash and bonds awarded and is included in amount of $400,000.
Please confirm statement of Enriquez that the amount held in the United States Treasury is $334,000.83, subject to the order of the High Commission, available for gold payments. In accordance with treaty, Minister of Finance will notify Department to deposit these funds to order of the High Commission.[Page 848]
If the above sum in the Treasury is correct, and the Department so desires, I will immediately notify Ham to transfer money held by him to the High Commission and also to inform Government of Nicaragua.