862.857/85: Telegram

The Ambassador in Panama (Dawson) to the Secretary of State

29. Department’s telegram No. 25 of March 2, 4 p.m.33 The proposed text is acceptable to the Panamanian Government.

In the second paragraph of its telegram the Department states that the note is to be delivered to the British Government by the President of Panama. Doctor Garay points out that the President would address any communication to the King of England and that as drafted the Brazilian text seems to contemplate a note to be addressed by the Panamanian Foreign Office to the British Government through the British Minister in Panama. Further advices from the Department as to the procedure desired in this respect would be appreciated. In [Page 706] the case of the Graf Spee incident the protest was addressed by the President of Panama to the several chiefs of state.

  1. Not printed; it transmitted text of circular telegram printed supra.