File No. 819.1052/55.
Minister Price to the Secretary of State.
Panama, November 17, 1915.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit a copy of a note and its translation received day before yesterday from the Panaman Foreign Office in response to my late note in reference to the disarmament of the National Police of Panama in the cities of Panama and Colon of large arms.
I have not yet had the opportunity of conferring with Governor Goethals and General Edwards regarding this note, but will do so promptly.
In a conversation with Señor Lefevre a few days prior to transmission of the note he indicated that we might come and get the rifles, if we insisted, but that no voluntary compliance with our request would be forthcoming.
I have [etc.]