The Secretary of War (Dern) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Referring to previous correspondence in reference to limitations being placed on work which was requested [Page 387] of The Panama Canal to be done on the Peruvian Cruiser Bolognesi, and particularly to my letter of April 17th quoting the Governor’s radiogram of the 12th instant advising, among other things, that this cruiser arrived on the 10th instant, there is quoted hereunder the following self-explanatory radio received from the Governor under date of the 21st instant:

“Confidential—Peruvian Cruiser Bolognesi sailed from Balboa yesterday afternoon. Understand going to Callao.”

The above quoted message was read to a representative of the State Department over the telephone on the 21st instant.

Sincerely yours,

Geo. H. Dern