817.00/4921: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua (Eberhardt)

103. Department’s 101 of June 27, 5 P.M., last paragraph.64 Colonel Stimson states when he left Nicaragua the plan for the Claims Commission was that the Nicaraguan Congress when it has been constituted and called into session shall authorize the creation of a War Claims Commission consisting of an American Chairman, a Liberal and a Conservative, and that the present Commission which is sitting now shall perform merely the work of collecting the claims and the evidence, tabulating them and turning them over to this other Commission for settlement. Moncada65 who was informed of this plan evidently still believes it is to be carried out as his representative, Señor Morales, so informed Colonel Stimson on June 23. If any change in this program has been made the Department desires to be advised and also that you be absolutely sure to obtain the agreement thereto of Moncada and the Liberals. Cable reply. Urgent.

  1. Ante, p. 400.
  2. Gen. José Maria Moncada, formerly Minister of War and Marine in the Sacasa regime at Puerto Cabezas and commander of the Liberal forces.