817.00 Bandit Activities, 1931/207

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

No. 431

Sir: I have the honor to report that the Brigade Commander has informed me of an engagement on July 9, 1931, between a Guardia patrol under Lieutenant Clark, Guardia Nacional (Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps), and Lieutenant Martinez, Guardia Nacional, and a small group of bandits near Telpaneca in the Department of Nueva Segovia. One bandit was killed and three were wounded. There were no Guardia casualties. The Guardia captured one pistol and miscellaneous articles from the bandits.

Respectfully yours,

Matthew E. Hanna