The Vice Consul in Charge at Bluefields (Waters) to the Secretary of State

No. 145

Sir: I have the honor to inform the Department of State that the U.S.S. Asheville arrived here early Sunday morning, September 3, 1921. The same day Commander J. B. Gay came ashore and paid his official visit on the Governor, who reported that the situation was very much improved and quiet and that the Government forces had succeeded in driving the revolutionists back across the border into Honduras, and he was of the opinion that all revolutionary activities had been practically settled, and he did not anticipate much more trouble.

From conversation with the Governor and also from good authority, there is no doubt in the writer’s mind, but what the visit of the U.S.S. Asheville had a great deal to do towards quieting the local situation, politically, and morally, etc, which Commander Gay handled very tactfully.

I have [etc.]

Thos. W. Waters