817.00/6287: Telegram

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

122. Orders issued for discontinuance of all marine posts on the Coco River from the Poteca River eastward. Several other posts in the eastern area also being abandoned. Fifteen officers and two hundred and fifty men being withdrawn tomorrow on the transport Bridge. It is anticipated that by July 1st marine forces will be reduced to twenty-five hundred regular forces and three hundred aviation.