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

152. The Diplomatic Corps met this afternoon in response to a note from the Minister for Foreign Affairs requesting good offices and valuable mediation to preserve the peace and to prevent civil war. The Dean in replying to the note deplored the situation which caused the Minister for Foreign Affairs to make request of the Corps and stated that the members are communicating with their governments asking for instructions.

Guardias were removed from the down-town Legations last night but have been replaced today.

Every effort has been made to inform the Department of the most important developments in Nicaragua’s present internal struggle and, because fighting is likely to occur at any time, it will be appreciated if the Department will provide me with any special instructions that the situation may seem to demand.