817.00/3551: Telegram

The Consul at Bluefields ( McConnico ) to the Secretary of State

Cleveland arrived 6th, marines landed 7th and Bluefields declared a neutral zone. Protection also accorded to Collector of Customs and customhouse at El Bluff. Business resumed and feeling of confidence prevails. Banco Nacional now fully protected but Government funds taken by Liberals [who?] are in control of Bluefields, El Bluff, Rama, La Cruz, Rio Grande, Bragmans Bluff and Corn Island. Americans at Cape Gracias request protection and those at Rama fearing an attack from Government troops are also asking for protection.

McConnico