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Samuel Douglas McEnery, Bluefields Steamship Company, Republic of Nicaragua, New Orleans, Louisiana


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Samuel Douglas McEnery concerning the Bluefields Steamship Company.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Samuel Douglas McEnery

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 92


Washington, D.C.


May 12, 1909.

My dear Senator McEnery:

Pray accept my sincere thanks for your courtesy in furnishing me with a telegram which you have received from the Bluefields Steamship Company, of New Orleans, in answer to your inquiry as to the nationality of that Company, which Company, it appears, is now suffering losses to their plantations in Nicaragua. I now beg to return the same to you.

For your information I quote to you the following telegram which has just been despatched to the Bluefields Steamship Company, at New Orleans:

"In response to telegraphic inquiry sent immediately on receipt of your telegram tenth the Department is thus far unable to get from our Consul a report confirmatory of jeopardy of American interests. You are therefore requested to communicate further details."

With many assurances, believe me, my dear Senator McEnery,

Yours very faithfully,


The Honorable S. D. McEnery,
United States Senate.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Samuel Douglas McEnery, May 12, 1909



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