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The Acting Secretary of State to the British Ambassador ( Spring Rice )

No. 1252

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency’s note of the 29th ultimo, enclosing four lists of claims against Nicaragua for consideration in connection with the distribution of the amount to be paid to Nicaragua in accordance with the recent Treaty with that country.

The Department regrets that it cannot, at the present time, outline any plan for the distribution of the amount to be paid to Nicaragua pending the actual appropriation and an arrangement with the Republic looking to that end.

The claims submitted will, however, receive the Department’s careful consideration along with many other similar ones now on file.

I have [etc.]

Frank L. Polk