The British Embassy to the Department of State

No. 421


The British Embassy present their compliments to the Department of State, and have the honour to refer to the Department’s memorandum of the 2nd instant, with regard to certain British claims against the Government of Nicaragua.

The substance of this memorandum was duly communicated to His Majesty’s Government, and a telegram has now been received from the Foreign Office stating that His Majesty’s Government regret that it is quite impossible for them to reduce the amount of the Legation claims, as agreed upon by an exchange of notes with the Nicaraguan Government, after the claims themselves had been carefully taxed.