The Acting Secretary of State to the British Chargé (Lindsay)

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 18th instant, regarding the so-called “Legation Claim” of Great Britain against the Government of Nicaragua. You state in that note that the proposal to settle the claim by the Public Credit Commission at a figure of about £10,500 is not regarded as equitable by your Government and you add that His Majesty’s Government would be prepared to accept in full satisfaction of the claims a payment of £9,000 in cash and £9,000 in bonds.

The matter was brought to the attention of the American Minister at Managua and I have now the honor to advise you that a telegram has been received from him stating that the Commission finds itself unable to change its award. The Minister adds, however, that when the British Consul, Mr. Martin, who is now en route to London, reaches that city, he will be in a position to set forth fully the facts in the case and that when these have been presented, the Commission feels assured that the Government of Great Britain will accept the award made by it.

Accept [etc.]

Frank L. Polk