417.00/327: Telegram

The Chargé in Nicaragua (Hanna) to the Secretary of State

156. My 146, May 27, 4 p.m. I now have the formal reply of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He says that although article 2 of the convention [law] of December 3, 1926, creating the Commission provides that the two Nicaraguan members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Executive, it is President Moncada’s desire and intention that they be appointed by the directing boards of their respective parties “in order thus to fulfill the aims of conciliation and justice which inspired the Tipitapa Agreements.” The formal request for the designation of the American member of the Commission was made in the Foreign Office note transmitted with the Legation’s despatch of February 16th, 1929.

President Moncada told me he fears that the Conservative Party, because of existing dissensions, may not be able to agree upon its [Page 681]member but said he would find a way to meet that difficulty should it arise.

Lindberg can begin work on the Commission without delay if named as the American member.

Hanna