817.00/2589: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua ( Jefferson )

Department has received under date of April 9, copy of report sent you by Consul at Bluefields regarding lawless conditions in that city which have resulted in the murder of an American named Martin, and in the sending of a petition from residents of Bluefields to the Consul asking for protection.

If, in your judgment, it is advisable, immediately make written representations to the Government of Nicaragua stating that this Government expects that the person or persons responsible for the murder of Martin will be promptly brought to justice and reserving right to present claim for indemnity.