File No. 419.11D29/96.

The Legation of Panama to the Department of State.


Proposition submitted by the Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Panama to his excellency William J. Price, American Minister at Panama, for the settlement of the claims growing out of the events which took place at Cocoa Grove on the 4th of July, 1912.

“That one of the diplomatic officers of any of the friendly nations accredited in Panama, freely selected by your excellency’s Government, [Page 1177] assess and determine the amount of indemnity to be paid by Panama for every citizen killed and for every citizen injured during the riot of July 4, 1912.”