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

No. 30

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s Instruction No. 8 of March 31, 19368 (File No. 810.154/891), in regard to the donation of a second bridge to Nicaragua along the route of the Inter-American Highway.

In this connection the Legation makes reference to its despatch No. 1311 of March 14, 1936,9 with which there was enclosed a copy and English translation of Note No. 19/36 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs under date of March 6, 1936. In the second paragraph of that note it is stated that “the Nicaraguan Government ventures to suggest the construction of a bridge over the Estelí River, the point where our section of the highway will join that of Honduras.” The Legation has received oral confirmation this morning from the Minister of Fomento that the suggested structure over the Esteli River is the choice of the Nicaraguan Government, in case the American Government is able to donate a second bridge.

This reply is made with the full knowledge of Mr. E. W. James, who has said that, in view of the Note No. 19/36 mentioned above, it will not be necessary for him to return to Managua at this time.

Respectfully yours,

Boaz Long
  1. Not printed, but see instruction No. 95, April 4, to the Minister in Honduras, p. 155.
  2. Not printed.