611.1731/148: Telegram

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

8. Department’s instruction No. 390, January 22. Although first paragraph indicates that Schedule 1 has been furnished to Nicaraguan Government (through Legation in Washington) I note that I am authorized in my discretion to present Schedule to Nicaraguan Government. I have until now consistently declined to furnish Nicaraguan Government with copy of Schedule 1 on the ground that I prefer to take up articles seriatim, particularly as Nicaraguan Government has not furnished us with Schedule 2 (see my despatch No. 970 of August 10, 1935,13 particularly last paragraph regarding wheat flour). I should prefer not to furnish Schedule 1 at this moment, as I fear that by so doing we would jeopardize our bargaining position. If, however, Nicaraguan Chargé d’Affaires has received copy, there would seem to be no reason for my withholding copy from Minister of Hacienda. Please telegraph.