The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Nicaragua (Goold)

No. 398

Sir: The Nicaraguan Legation at Washington has informed the Department that revolutionary bands are continually entering Nicaragua from the frontier of Honduras, and that they are being aided by authorities in that Republic. It is said that several small villages have been attacked during the last few weeks, in spite of the defeat of the uprising which occurred two months ago.

The Department desires that you should make a special effort to ascertain from sources not connected with the Nicaraguan Government the real situation in the district where these uprisings are said to have occurred. It would be glad to be informed not only of the extent and importance of these movements, but also of any facts tending to show the participation of officials of other Central American Governments, and the means by which the invaders have been equipped with arms and ammunition.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Henry P. Fletcher