File No. 819.1123L25/22.
Minister Price to the Secretary of State.
Panama, October 7, 1915.
Sir: Making reference to my despatch No. 634 of October 4, I have the honor to transmit a copy of another note sent to Señor Lefevre in response to the one with said despatch.
Señor Lefevre, Panaman Secretary of Foreign Affairs, has promised me that he will furnish me the balance of the information referred to in my note.
It is deemed important to obtain all the information originally asked for, for the purpose of ascertaining how much good faith Panama has shown in this investigation so far, to locate other eyewitnesses and residents of the neighborhood where the riot took place whom the officials of Panama have not yet examined; also, to attempt to place the responsibility upon that portion of the police force upon whom it properly belongs, and to obtain a full list for the purpose of finding out how many of the police force on this date were policemen who were involved in prior riots and whose reemployment on the corps would of itself be an indictment of Panama’s good faith toward us in these matters.
I have [etc.]