File No. 847.223 K C/J.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister of Panama.

No. 24.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 1st instant, by which you inform the department of the death on that day of his excellency Señor Don Jose Domingo de Obaldia, President of the Republic of Panama.

The sad intelligence of the death of President Obaldia had previously reached the department by means of a telegram from the American chargé d’affaires at Panama City.

The Government and the people of the United States share in the sorrow which has come to the Government and people of Panama and the family of President Obaldia in the death of this eminent statesman.

The department has taken note of the further fact which you communicate that his excellency Señor Dr. Carlos A. Mendoza, the second designate, has assumed the office of President of Panama, in accordance with the constitution of that country, owing to the death on May 19, 1909, of the first designate, Señor Don Jose Agustin Arango.

Accept, etc.,

Huntington Wilson.