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

No. 204

Sir: I have the honor to report that conditions at Bluefields and vicinity have been very quiet since the battle of Pearl Lagoon, which was fought on December 24 and 25, 1926. A few days after that battle 180 wounded and infirm were conveyed to Bluefields from the battlefield; and within the past few days 150 more have arrived. Some of these came from Rama and others from zones where the contending factions have engaged in skirmishes.

The American naval forces have declared the following places as neutral zones; Puerto Cabezas and Rio Grande, December 23, 1926; Pearl Lagoon, January 8; Prinzapolca, January 9; and Rama, January 10, 1927.

Liberal forces commanding positions on the Escondido River between Rama and Bluefields have captured two vessels in the service of the Conservatives: the Sea Lion on the 12th instant, and the Seven Stars on the 13th instant. In each case munitions and prisoners were taken.

I have [etc.]

A. J. McConnico