Mr. Hay to Mr._______.a
Washington, January 19, 1904.
Sir: I inclose for your information copy of a circular instruction to the consular officers of the United States, including those in the directing them to discharge, in representation of Panaman interests until consular officers are appointed by that Government, and so far as may be permitted by the Government of the _______ _________, the duties ordinarily devolving upon consular officers.
You will advise the Government of the ______ _______ of this, and request its consent to the arrangement.
I am, etc.,
- Same instruction, mutatis mutandi, to all diplomatic representatives of the United States.↩