817.1051/56: Telegram

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

40. Your 57, March 9, 6 p.m. You may present note in form outlined in last paragraph of your telegram and you may state orally to the President that this Government has consented to the Legation Guard’s remaining temporarily in Nicaragua solely in order that the officers of the guard might assist in the organization of proposed constabulary, and that if the Nicaraguan Government does not desire to proceed at once to the organization of the constabulary under a satisfactory plan this Government would no longer consider it necessary to retain the guard at Managua.