File No. 763.72/3769
The Minister in Panama ( Price) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 11, 3.30 a.m.]
Your April 9, 5 p.m. Proclamation of the President is so considered and I construe it to be a declaration of war in its legal effect. [Page 249] Confirmation of said construction was obtained this afternoon from Panaman President in the presence of Panaman Minister for Foreign Affairs and Secretary of Government and Justice.