File No. 819.55/64.

The Secretary of State to the Minister of China.

No. 59.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s note No. 48, dated the 4th ultimo, in relation to a bill pending in the National Assembly of Panama, for the exclusion of Chinese from that Republic, I have the honor to enclose herewith, for your information, an extract from despatch No. 397, dated January 30, 1915, and a copy of despatch No. 400, dated February 5, 1915, from the American Minister to Panama, showing the status of the bill on the latter date.

Accept [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.