817.00/3729: Telegram

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

A warship is urgently needed to protect life and property of American citizens. Conditions growing worse, Rio Grande in the hands of Liberals. An attack on Bluff and Bluefields expected every moment. People of Bluefields are very apprehensive. The following is from the Chinese at Bluefields to the Chinese Minister at Washington:

“Please use your best efforts with the American Government to obtain protection of life and property of our colony during the present revolutionary movement and wire results through the American Consul at Bluefields.”