§ 51. Mr. Muff
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the letters from this country to Nicaragua, on the Atlantic coast, now go via Panama Canal to Corinto, on the Pacific coast, and take 50 days to deliver and sometimes are lost in the forest country; and whether he will revert to the old practice of sending letters via New Orleans which can be delivered in 17 days?
§ Major Tryon
I am obliged to the hon. Member for bringing this matter under notice. Letters for all places on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua should be sent, as the hon. Member suggests, via New Orleans to Bluefields on the Atlantic coast, but through a misunderstanding some have been missent to Corinto, which is the port of entry of mails for the Pacific coast. I much regret the inconvenience occasioned; and I am having the matter put right at once.