Mr. Baker to Mr. Gresham.

No. 195.]

Sir: I beg to inform the Department that I am in receipt of a communication of the minister of foreign relations of the Republic of Nicaragua advising me that on the 25th ultimo the Government of Nicaragua decreed that—

  • Art. 1. Nicaragua, for the purpose of providing for its exterior security, recognizes as the sole legitimate power of Honduras the provisional Government established in Los Amates, yesterday, under the presidency of Dr. General Policarpo Bonilla.
  • Art. 2. The Government of Nicaragua will act as ally of the provisional Government of Honduras.

Given at Managua, December 25, 1893.

J. S. Zelaya.

I beg to remain, etc.,

Lewis Baker.