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such a case, shall seek or permit any misunderstanding with Guatemala when the path toward a pacific avoidance of trouble is at once so easy and so imperative an international duty.

You are directed to seek an interview with Señor Mariscal, in which to possess him with the purport of this instruction. In doing so, your judgment and discretion may have full scope to avoid any misunderstanding on his part of the spirit of friendly counsel which prompts the President's course. Should Señor Mariscal evince a disposition to become more intimately acquainted with the President's views after your verbal exposition thereof, you are at liberty to read this dispatch to him, and, should he so desire, to give him a copy.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,