611.1731/163: Telegram

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

41. 1. (a) With reference to conversation with Duggan on February 22nd31 I should appreciate receiving telegraphic advice regarding possibility of making concession on deposit on drawback sugar which I understood was to be discussed with Department of Agriculture. Nicaragua claims that it is highly important to receive some concession on sugar, (b) With this in mind would Department authorize inclusion of paragraph similar to last paragraph of article 2 of agreement with Haiti?

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2. I have just discussed entire treaty with Federico Sacasa who states that so far as he is concerned, if the Department will agree to proposed changes on article 5 and 7 as transmitted in my No. 39 of last evening, he will agree to Department’s position on articles 9, 11 and 17 thus bringing us into complete agreement on the general provisions. We are having conference with him and Minister of Hacienda this afternoon and hope we can then confirm foregoing.

3. As the time element is becoming more and more essential I trust Department will reply as soon as possible.

  1. Memorandum of conversation not printed.