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File No. 819.77/285

The Secretary of State to Minister Price

Sir: The Department has received your No. 430 of the 16th ultimo in which you report that you have received a note from the Panaman Foreign Office agreeing that Panama will not authorize the construction of branch lines from the railroad to which Mr. Basil B. Duncan has obtained a concession without having first come to an agreement with this Government.

The Department is gratified to learn that the desired agreement has been reached.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips