The Secretary of State to the Minister in Salvador (Schuyler)

No. 14

Sir: In view of the persistent reports of revolutionary activities in northwestern Nicaragua, and in view of the statements made in some quarters that the revolutionists have obtained aid from persons in Salvador, the Department desires that you should make a special effort to ascertain from persons not connected with the Government of Salvador, whether the revolutionists in Nicaragua have, in fact, received any organized assistance from persons in Salvador. It is believed that any violation of neutrality, if such existed, would necessarily be known to well informed persons in La Union and it would be very desirable if possible to have discreet inquiries made in that city.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Henry P. Fletcher