File No. 763.72119/507

The Minister in Panama ( Price ) to the Secretary of State

No. 1266

Sir: I have the honor to enclose for the information of the Department a copy of the reply sent by the Panaman Foreign Office to the Mexican Government in response to the suggestion from the latter that neutral governments discontinue sending munitions and supplies to the belligerents in the present European conflict.1

Among other things, Secretary Garay states:

It does not agree, however, to reproach neutral countries for having made use of their legitimate rights, nor does it desire to disturb their maritime or continental commerce, as this task devolves upon the belligerent powers, who may do so in their right to defend themselves.

I have [etc.]

Wm. Jennings Price
  1. Not printed.