File No. 819.154/28
The Secretary of State to the Minister of Panama
Washington, August 24, 1917.
Sir: Referring to your note of July 27 last, and to Department’s reply of August 3, regarding the matter of the proposed construction by the United States of a road system in Panama, I have the honor to enclose for your information a copy of a letter from the Secretary of War in which he states that the papers were forwarded to the Governor of the Panama Canal on June 20 and that he was instructed to prepare estimates for the construction of the roads mentioned therein, it being the understanding of the War Department that the estimates are to be included in the regular estimates for the fiscal year, 1919.