File No. 819.77/148.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


Note received from Minister for Foreign Affairs states that second reading of Railways Construction Bill, referred to in Department’s January 20, will be postponed as mark of courtesy to the Government of the United States until February 14, and that branches mentioned in bill will be in Los Santos Province and Pacific slope of Chiriquí and will not violate rights of United States under Canal Treaty.