611.1731/153: Telegram

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

30. 1. Provided that the Department does not consider unreasonable the counter-proposals of Nicaragua, I believe that there is a possibility of our concluding treaty prior to my departure March 5th.

2. As the arrival of a new representative gives excuse to the Nicaraguan Government to negotiate de novo, I suggest advisability of endeavoring to conclude agreement as soon as possible particularly in view of this uncertainty of the political situation here. (At the moment the Government appears to have control of Congress.)

If the Department concurs in the foregoing I respectfully request that (a) full powers be sent me by air mail and (b) Department’s telegraphic instructions regarding negotiations be expedited.