The Ambassador in Panama (Dawson) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 8.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 19 of August 19, 1939 (no file number), authorizing me to transmit to the Panamanian Government a copy of the text of a statement made by President Roosevelt at the time of giving his approval to H. R. 5129.
A copy of the text of the statement was furnished the Panamanian Foreign Office with a note of August 23, and I am today in receipt of a reply dated September 2 of which I enclose a copy and an English translation.