File No. 419.19D29/101.

Minister Price to the Secretary of State.

No. 561.]

Sir-: Referring to the Department’s cablegram of June 28, indicating the willingness of the Department to accept an offer of $100,000 by Panama in the settlement of the cases of Harrington, Ross, Rahlin, Morris and Lathrope, and of those of the soldiers and civilians killed and injured in the riot of July 4, 1912, and directing me to bring the matter at once to the attention of the Foreign Office, I have the honor to report that I have made repeated attempts since the receipt of said cablegram to enter into negotiations with Panama in this matter but I have been able to make such little headway that I have deemed an earlier reply useless. * * *

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I respectfully suggest for the consideration of the Department the matter of the arrangement of the details of the arbitration in the 4th of July matter, if we should agree to it. * * *

I have [etc.]

Wm. Jennings Price.