The Chargé in Nicaragua (Hanna) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 7.]
Sir: With reference to the Legation’s despatch No. 1072 of July 11, 1929, and to its telegram No. 207 of July 30, 3 p.m., I have the honor to transmit herewith copies of the Presidential Decree of July 30, 1929, establishing a Provisional Claims Commission, as published in La Gaceta of July 31, 1929, as well as a copy and translation of the Foreign Office’s note No. 157 of July 31, 1929,93 transcribing a Presidential Decree dated July 31, 1929, appointing Mr. J. S. Stanley President of the Commission.
Paragraph sixteen of the draft submitted to the Department is omitted in the published decree. This paragraph provided for the naming of the members within the decree itself but it was omitted principally because the Liberal party at the time the decree was [Page 689]published had not nominated its candidates for the Commission. The salary of the secretary of the Commission has been increased from one hundred cordobas to two hundred cordobas monthly. The above are the only two changes from the draft decree submitted to the Department. In the second line of Paragraph two there is a typographical error. “5 de diciembre” should obviously read “3 de diciembre”.
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