File No. 819.415A/1.
The President of Panama to the President of the United States.
In the name of the Republic and in my own name I accept with deep gratitude your cordial congratulations addressed on the occasion of the anniversary of the proclamation of independence of the Isthmus, which is guaranteed and assured by the immense power of the Nation of which Your Excellency is the eminent head. It will be the duty and the honor of Panama to preserve intact the ties which unite it to the American people, and it will protect in the measure of its strength the prodigious work which the United States is realizing to-day in the Isthmus for its legitimate development, its security, and the universal interest.