The Chargé in Nicaragua (Dawson) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 26.]
Sir: Adverting again to the Department’s instruction No. 146, of October 17, 1934,27 in regard to the contemplated expenditure of funds appropriated by the Congress of the United States for the continuation of the cooperative reconnaissance survey for the proposed Inter-American Highway and for the purchase of materials in connection with the survey and construction of this highway, I have the honor to report that the Nicaraguan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in its note No. 172, antedated November 10, 1934 (the Foreign Office’s note No. 171 was dated November 14), and received today, expresses the acceptance by the Nicaraguan Government of the route through Nicaraguan territory laid down in the reconnaissance survey report transmitted to the Legation under cover of the Department’s instruction No. 81, of May 28, 1934,28 and in turn transmitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under cover of the Legation’s note No. 99, of June 26, 1934. The Foreign Office’s note No. 172 also confirms the understanding that the line as shown in the report is not a located line but is subject to deviations and revisions which may be agreed to between the engineers in charge of the final instrument survey and the engineers representing the Nicaraguan Government.
Copies and translations of the Foreign Office’s note No. 172 and copies of the Legation’s note No. 168, of October 22, 1934, to which it is a reply, are enclosed for the Department’s information.29
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