File No. 763.72/4282
The Panaman Minister ( Porras) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 1.]
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to transcribe to your excellency the cablegram I have received from my Government respecting the commission of which Messrs. Eusebio A. Morales and Julio Arjona Q., are members and I am President, to the end that your excellency may have notice of the powers amply given me in regard to the cooperation of Panama with your excellency’s Government in the war against the Imperial German Government.
That cablegram amplifies the powers conferred upon Messrs. Morales and Arjona and qualifies them to negotiate with your excellency in all that Panama may do as an ally and friend.
The cablegram reads as follows:
Government vests you as President, commission with power to represent Panama discussion war measures for protection Canal Panama territory. Report whether commission has been received by Secretary of State or when it will be.
I beg your excellency to accept [etc.]