File No. 319.1123L25/11.
Minister Price to the Secretary of State.
Panama, July 30, 1915.
Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a letter from Brigadier General C. R. Edwards, Military Commander of the Canal Zone, with which there was forwarded to the Legation a copy of the report of 2nd Lieut. R. C. F. Goetz, F. A., A. D. C., accompanied by copies of the evidence taken by him and Col. J. L. Chamberlain, in the matter of the investigation of the Colon riot of April last between our soldiers and Panaman police and civilians. Attached to Brigadier General Edwards’ letter was a copy of his letter of the date of July 23 last forwarding to Major General Leonard A. Wood, as Commanding General of the Eastern Department, the said report of Lieut. Goetz, in which letter Brigadier General Edwards makes reference to several matters connected with or incidental to the riots of February 14 and April 2 last, including an appreciated one regarding the work of this Legation in connection therewith. The letter to me of date of July 13, mentioned in the third division of the letter of Brigadier General Edwards to Major General Wood as giving his views regarding the police conditions in the city of Panama, is the letter a copy of which was forwarded by me to the Department with my despatch No. 568 of July 26.12
I shall forward a copy of said report of Lieut. Goetz (unaccompanied by the evidence) as soon as we are able to make a copy.
I have [etc.]
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