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

No. 83

Sir: Referring to the Department’s Confidential dispatch No. 14, of October 26th, 1921, regarding revolutionary activities, I beg to inform you that I took advantage of an invitation to a wedding of a Salvadorean official, the Subsecretary of Gobernaeion, which took place in San Miguel, to go down there and to La Union for a stay of several days in order to find out if possible anything further on the questions interesting the Department. I talked discreetly with a number of people of all sorts, officials, merchants, planters and especially with the General Superintendant of the International Railways, Mr. Charles Stich, who is supposed to be the best informed person at La Union and who has the advantage of being a good American citizen. I did not find one single person who had any information tending to prove that there was any such movement or help passing between El Salvador and Nicaragua via La Union or the Gulf of Fonseca. One or two, while stating that they did not believe it was so in fact, said that if there was any truth in the stories they must relate to contraband crossing of the frontier between El Salvador and Honduras further inland.

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I have [etc.]

Montgomery Schuyler