The Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua (Long)
11. Your 16, February 7, 1 p.m. Proclamation with dates left blank signed by President this morning. You are therefore authorized to proceed at once to the exchange of notes. The Department assumes that text of notes will be that supplied by Department in its No. 8 of February 1, 5 p.m. as corrected in No. 9 of January [February] 3, 5 p.m.8 and amplified in No. 10 of February 5, 3 p.m. [Page 791] If the notes are exchanged on February 8, the date to be inserted in the second paragraph is March 10. Press announcement containing text of notes to be exchanged between you and the Foreign Minister, will be issued upon receipt of information from you that notes have been exchanged.
Department will inform you of date upon which announcement will appear in newspapers here.