819.00 Revolutions/16: Telegram

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

[Paraphrase]

4. Your 15, January 3, 3 p.m. In transacting necessary and urgent business no objection is perceived to the Canal Zone authorities’ recognition [Page 893]of signatures of the present de facto authorities as such, but it should be made clear that this does not mean recognition of the authorities as the de facto Government. Any business with the present authorities should be postponed if it is possible to do so.

Stimson