The Consul at San José (Chase) to the Secretary of State

No. 779

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith for delivery a sealed envelope addressed to The Honorable The Secretary of State, which was handed to me this morning by the Under Secretary of State for [Page 834] Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica for such purpose and which he said contained an autographic letter from His Excellency Julio Acosta, President of Costa Rica, to His Excellency Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States.

I have [etc.]

Benjamin F. Chase

President Acosta to President Wilson

Great and Good Friend: I have the honor to make known to Your Excellency that by the vote of my fellow citizens I have been called to exercise the duties of the Presidency of the Republic for the term of four years commencing to-day, when I assumed this high office. In the fulfillment of the duties of the First Magistracy of the State, I shall be pleased to promote and strengthen the friendly relations which happily exist between Costa Rica and the United States of America.

It is with pleasure that I avail myself of this occasion to present to Your Excellency my sentiments of cordial affection. I am Your Excellency’s Great and Good Friend,

Julio Acosta

The Secretary of State for Foreign Relations,
Alejandro Alvarado Quirós

  1. Translation supplied by the editor.