810.20 Defense/1143/12a: Telegram

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

53. Department’s circular telegram July 11, 4 p.m.6 The War Department has designated Major L. Mathewson, U. S. Army, and the Navy Department has designated Major C. C. Jerome, U. S. Marine Corps, and Captain F. L. Riefkohl, U. S. Navy, to conduct [Page 149] the proposed staff conversations with the Nicaraguan officials. It is expected that they will arrive in Managua in time for the conversations to begin August 26. You will be informed through the Legation at San José of the proposed date and means of their arrival in Managua. Following the conclusion of their conversations in Managua Majors Mathewson and Jerome will proceed to Honduras and Captain Riefkohl will return to the Canal Zone.

A separate telegram7 is being sent you outlining are agenda for the proposed conversations, which you may communicate in strictest confidence to the appropriate Nicaraguan authorities.

  1. Ante, p. 19.
  2. Circular telegram of August 4, 4 p.m., p. 20.