819.00 Revolutions/12: Telegram

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

15. The question of recognizing signatures of authorities of Panaman Government now functioning by Panama Canal authorities has arisen. The question of right of present government to take advantage of provision of the treaty of 1903 article 19 may arise at any moment.

Please instruct immediately by cable as to attitude this Legation and Panama Canal authorities should assume toward the Panaman Government now functioning.

It would appear that the Panaman Supreme Court is of the opinion that recent changes in the government have been effected in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Panama.