File No. 819.1123L25/22.

Minister Price to the Secretary of State.

No. 637.]

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.]

Wm. Jennings Price.
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Minister Price to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

No. 234.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your excellency’s courteous note No. S–8057, of September 30, 1915, relating to matters growing out of the Colon riot of April 2 last.

Due appreciation is expressed for the information thus transmitted by your excellency. There can not fail to be noticed, however, that some of the most important information requested on behalf of my Government in my note No. 396 of July 8, which request was repeated in four subsequent notes, is not included in your excellency’s kind note. I must, therefore, in justice to the large interests involved, request again respectfully the interposition by your excellency of your energies and good offices that my Government may be given without unnecessary further delay full responses to the inquiries believed to be so entirely pertinent and appropriate herein.

While awaiting with interest to hear again from your excellency,

I avail [etc.]

Wm. Jennings Price.