File No. 819.77/144.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.2


Department’s January 21. Commission’s report to be forwarded tomorrow recommends disapproval of contract especially on the [Page 1088] ground of indefiniteness of its provisions which render impracticable proper consideration of its technical merits.

Panaman President informs me that he will prolong for twenty days session of Assembly.

  1. A copy of this telegram was sent to the Secretary of War on January 29.