File No. 819.1052/47.

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of War.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of May 15, 1915, in reply to my letter of May 7, 1915, containing a request for the views of the War Department regarding American control of the police in Panama.

The Department has noted with interest the contents of your letter, a copy of which has been forwarded to the American Minister in Panama, for his information, supplementing the instructions sent him on the basis of your letter of May 11, 1915, of which action you were informed in the Department’s letter of May 17, 1915.

I have [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Robert Lansing.