File No. 847/141.

The Secretary of State to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Panama.


I beg you to present to President Obaldia my sincere congratulations and good wishes upon his inauguration as President of Panama. It is the cause of much gratification to me personally also that the pleasant intercourse which has existed between the State Department and yourself, as minister in Washington, may be continued by reason of your elevation to the responsible and honorable position of minister for foreign affairs.

Elihu Root.