File No. 701.1911/126
The Minister of Panama to the Secretary of State
Washington, April 27, 1917.
Mr. Secretary of State: Messrs. Eusebio A. Morales and Julio Arjona Q. arrived day before yesterday at this Capital. Mr. Morales, as your excellency knows, was my predecessor, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Panama near your Government. Señor Arjona was mayor of the city of Panama for the last two years. Both gentlemen have been sent hither by the Government of my country on a special mission and have important propositions to lay before your excellency. The Government of Panama has done me the honor to appoint me president of that commission, wherefore, and the matter in hand being one of some consequence to my country, I beg your excellency to be pleased to grant us au audience at which the new arrivals may hand you their credentials and to talk over the object of their mission with your excellency.
Be pleased [etc.]