File No. 819.77/285
Minister Price to the Secretary of State
Panama , June 16, 1917 .
Sir: Supplementing my despatch No. 1420 of June 9, enclosing a copy of my note to the Panaman Foreign Office requesting an agreement on the part of the President of Panama not to approve the construction of branch roads in connection with the railroad concession to Mr. Basil Burns Duncan, which was sent pursuant to the Department’s instruction No. 362 of April 4, I have the honor now to enclose a copy and translation of a formal note from the Panaman Foreign Office by which it is agreed that the Executive Power will not make use of the prerogative granted to it in Article 2 of the said concession, that is to authorize the construction of branch lines, without having first come to an agreement with our Government.
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