Mr. Buchanan to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Buchanan states that in the interest of the United States on the Isthmus and on account of the number of marines camping there every precaution should be taken to prevent the appearance of contagious diseases, and recommends that United States medical inspectors be stationed at Ecuadoran, Peruvian, Venezuelan, West Indian, and Colombian ports and at Colon, who should be instructed to ascertain the sanitary condition of ports and of vessels bound for the Isthmus, and without delay to report the same to the consul-general at Panama. Mr. Buchanan further states that he intends to urge the Panaman Government to exercise care in the matter of quarantine.)