File No. 819.1052/58.
Chargé Spencer to the Secretary of State.
Panama , December 28, 1915 .
Sir: Complying with the Department’s instruction to obtain and report the views of Governor Goethals and General Edwards regarding the recent note of Señor Lefevre concerning the disarmament of the Panaman police, I have the honor to herewith enclose copies of my letters in this sense to Governor Goethals and General Edwards and also a copy of a reply thereto received this morning from General Edwards.
It will be noticed from the enclosed reply of General Edwards that he states “my views upon this matter are expressed in my letter of the 27th ultimo.” I beg to state that a copy of this letter was sent by Minister Price to the Department in despatch No. 699 under date of December 1 last.
I am not as yet in receipt of a reply from Governor Goethals to my note of December 20.
I have [etc.]
- The same to General Goethals, except the number, 638, and the number of the letter referred to, 602.↩