File No. 811f.812/756a.

To the Diplomatic Officers of the United States in Latin America.


The President has found it impossible to proceed to Panama in July, and in consequence the proposed ceremonies attending the celebration [Page 15] of the opening of the Panama Canal have been abandoned. The President, therefore, regrets that he is unable to extend to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the American Republics the invitation mentioned in Department’s telegram January 16th [sic] last.