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

26. The Minister for Foreign Affairs assures me Indians will not be attacked unless they renew hostilities. Seizure of boats a precautionary measure which can be abandoned if it causes difficulties.

Señor Alfaro believes that public opinion will demand thorough investigation of Marsh’s activities but it is disposed to give him benefit of all favorable evidence. Justice of the Supreme Court leaving tonight for Carti to make this investigation and hear evidence of Indians.