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

No. 292

Sir: With reference to the Department’s telegram No. 28 of July 3, 1935, I am transmitting herewith a copy of the revised general provisions19 which the United States desires to have incorporated into the trade agreement with Nicaragua. Please present these provisions to the Nicaraguan Government. You may likewise furnish the Minister for Foreign Affairs with a copy of the informal Spanish translation of the general provisions, a draft of which is enclosed herewith.

A number of revisions have been made in the general provisions since the time they were originally transmitted to you which will be apparent from a comparison of the text enclosed herewith and the previous text. In presenting to the Nicaraguan Government the present revised text, please make it clear in an aide-mémoire that it will supersede the text previously supplied the Nicaraguan Government and likewise reserve the right to make such further changes as may be necessary in the provisions before the agreement is signed. You should also request the Nicaraguan Government to express its views on the general provisions in their present form, with the assurance that they will be given sympathetic consideration by this Government.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Francis B. Sayre
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