817.00 Bandit Activities, 1931/200

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

No. 408

Sir: I have the honor to report that the Brigade Commander has informed me of a contact on June 9, 1931, between a patrol of Guardia Nacional from the town of Quilali in the northern area, commanded by Lieutenant Ross, Guardia Nacional, Corporal U. S. Marine Corps, and a group of 50 bandits at Las Cruces. Lieutenant Ross and two Guardias were wounded. Bandit casualties are unknown. While Lieutenant Ross’ wounds were serious he is reported recovering rapidly.

Respectfully yours,

Matthew E. Hanna