The Secretary of State to the Panaman Chargé ( Lefevre )

Sir: I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your communications of April 30 and May 7 relative to the acquisition of land required for defensive purposes on Taboga Island.

In reply I have the pleasure of informing you that the several points to which you allude in these two communications are receiving the Department’s serious consideration in view of the desire of this Government to conciliate the best interests of the residents of Taboga Island with the strategic requirements of the Canal Zone.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Frank L. Polk