File No. 819.77/158.

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of War.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Department’s letter of February 26 last enclosing a memorandum from the Chief of Staff in regard to the proposed Duncan Concession for a railroad in the Republic of Panama.

Copies of your letter and its enclosure have been forwarded to the American Minister at Panama.

I am [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.