The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Nicaragua (Goold)
41. The Navy Department has given instructions that an officer of the Legation Guard make an investigation of political conditions in northwestern Nicaragua, returning via the southern portion of Honduras. Both Governments have given their consent to this investigation, the object of which is obtain information to allay the unrest caused by recent disturbances along the frontier. As soon as the officer designated is ready to start, you will telegraphically inform the American Legation in Tegucigalpa, requesting it to inform the Government of Honduras and to ask that the necessary facilities be granted. You will inform the Department at the same time.