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

Department’s May 3, 10 a.m. regarding the decree. A few days ago Chamorro gave instructions to the Governor of Bluefields to the effect that the decree would not apply to those who signed the petition if they would declare that they had no intention of causing embarrassment or injury to the Government.

I have had several discussions on the boundary dispute19 situation with the President and apparently he is inclined to act upon some of my suggestions now. Immediately upon receipt of the Department’s May 3, 10 a.m. I again brought strongly to his attention the Department’s views. He informed me that after the return of the Governor of Bluefields who is now in Panama he would have a full discussion of the question with him and probably would appoint a more satisfactory man for that post.

  1. Boundary dispute with Honduras, vol. i, pp. 114 ff.