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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 7, 1903
(1903)

Panama,   pp. 689-691 PDF (1.0 MB)


Page 689

PANA MA. 
ESTABLISHMENT OF RELATIONS WITH THE REPUBLIC OF 
PANAMA. 
[For further correspondence relative to establishment of the Republic 
of Panama see under Uolombia.] 
)z[essrs. Arango, Boyd, and Arias to the Secretary of State. 
{Telegram.—Translation.] 
PANAMA, Hovember 4, 1903. 
 We take the liberty of bringing to the knowledge of your Government that
on yesterday afternoon, in consequence of a popular and spontaneous movement
of the people of this city, the independence of the Isthmus was proclaimed,
and, the Republic of Panama being instituted, its provisional government
organizes an (executive) board consisting of ourselves, who are assured of
the military strength necessary to carry out our determination. 
 JosE A. ARANGO. 
 FREDERICO BOYD. 
 THOMAS ARIAS. 
JWessrs. Arango, Arias, and Boyd to lb. Hay. 
[Telegram—Translation.] 
  *PANAMA, I~Tovember 6, 1903. 
 Colon and all the towns of the Isthmus have adhered to the declaration of
independence proclaimed in this city. The authority of the Republic of Panama
is obeyed throughout its territory. 
 ARANGO. 
 ARIAS. 
 BOYD. 
* hr. Loomis to lb. Buchanan. 
No. 1.]  DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
 Washington, December 12, 1903. 
 SIR: The President, desiring to send a special mission to the Republic of
Panama, has selected you for the purpose as envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary on special mission. 
 I inclose herewith your commission and a letter of credence with office
copy.:. You will forward the office copy to the minister for foreign affa1rs
and will ask for an audience with the members of the 
FR1903—44 * . * 689 


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