611.1731/145: Telegram

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

3. Although I understood from my recent conversations in the Department that an instruction regarding trade agreement in reply to my despatch No. 1081 of October 3rd2 was on its way, no communication has been received. The Minister of Hacienda3 gives the absence of reply as an excuse for having made no progress since the conversation referred to (September 25th), although obviously the real reason is local inertia.

As the President promises me that he will do everything possible to conclude the agreement within a month, I recommend that the Department furnish me by telegraph with its observations in reply to Castro’s inquiries as transmitted in my despatch under reference.