740.00111 A.R./631

The Panamanian Chargé (Briceño) to the Secretary of State

No. D–4

Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to send to Your Excellency herewith the German text, properly corrected, of the message which the Chancellor of the German Reich, Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, addressed to the President of the Republic of Panama in reply to the protest of the American Republics regarding the naval battle of Montevideo.

The first radiogram received in Panama came incomplete, and it was necessary to ask that correction be made, which the German Government did in the following form:13

“His Excellency Dr. Augusto S. Boyd, Acting President of the Republic of Panama, Panama: I acknowledge to Your Excellency the receipt of the telegram of December 23rd in which you [?] inform me of the result of the consultations which have taken place among the American Republics in accordance with Article 3 of the Declaration of Panama of October 3rd of this year. I have instructed the competent Government Offices to examine the matter. I beg you, Mr. President, to accept the expression of my most distinguished consideration. Adolf Hitler”.

I avail myself [etc.]

Julio E. Briceño
  1. Translation from the German.