The Secretary of State to the Minister in Costa Rica (Sack)12

No. 140

Sir: The Acting Secretary of Agriculture has stated in a letter of February 9, 1935,10 to the Secretary of State that the Bureau of Public Roads of his Department has taken steps to reopen within a few weeks its office in Panama in order to be in a position to continue the cooperative reconnaissance surveys on the route of the Inter-American Highway beyond the Panama Canal, when requests shall be received for such cooperation, or to assist in location surveys and construction work on the highway in the countries through which reconnaissance surveys have already been effected, when requests for such assistance shall be received and satisfactory assurances of cooperation by the other interested governments shall be given.

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In the Department’s instruction of October 17, 1934,15 there were quoted the texts of the two congressional acts which made available funds for this government’s continued cooperation with the other interested governments in work on the projected Inter-American Highway.

In the letter from the Acting Secretary of Agriculture he explained that it is not possible at this time to give the exact date on which the Panama office will be reopened nor to indicate the personnel to be attached to it.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Wilbur J. Carr
  1. The same, February 15, to the Ministers in El Salvador (No. 77), Guatemala (No. 153), and Honduras (No. 669), and to the Chargé in Nicaragua (No. 202).
  2. Not printed.
  3. Foreign Relations, 1934, vol. iv, p. 476.