File No. 319.112C64/24.
Minister Price to the Secretary of State.
Panama , October 1, 1915 .
Sir: I have the honor to report that Brigadier General Edwards has recently furnished the Legation with a copy of the claims for damages against the Republic of Panama first sent by him to the War Department on behalf of sixteen soldiers wounded in the riot in the city of Panama on February 14 last. In his report the War Department is requested by General Edwards to present the claims to the Department of State for action thereon, in view of which, and the fact of the considerable length of the statements, I await the instructions of the Department before having them recopied and forwarded, as I shall also await the Department’s instructions regarding presentation of the claims to the Panaman Government.
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