819.00 Revolutions/3: Telegram

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

9. If those in control of government desire to transport troops across Canal Zone to interior and to transport troops to Colon via Panama Railway should they be permitted to do so? Rush reply.

Situation may be complicated and counterrevolutionary movements develop in case de facto authorities now in power are not in a position to send troops to outlying points. It is my opinion that every effort [Page 892] should be made to avoid clashes of course and I shall directly use my influence to that end.