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Navy DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., November 3, 1903. NASHVILLE, Colon:

In the interest of peace make every effort to prevent Government troops at Colon from proceeding to Panama. The transit of the Isthmus must be kept open and order maintained. Acknowledge.

DARLING, Acting.

Navy DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., November 3, 1903. AMERICAN CONSUL, Panama:

Message sent Nashville to Colon may not have been delivered. Accordingly see that the following message is sent to Nashville immediately: NASHVILLE, Colon:

In the interest of peace make every effort to prevent Government troops at Colon from proceeding to Panama. The transit of the Isthmus must be kept open and order maintained. Acknowledge.

Darling, Acting. Secure special trains if necessary. Act promptly.

LOOMIS.

[Translation.]

Navy DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., November 4, 1903. NASHVILLE, Colon:

Gunboat of Colombia shelling Panama. Send immediately battery 3-inch field gun and 6-pounder with a force of men to Panama to compel cessation bombardment. Railroad must furnish transportation immediately.

DARLING, Acitng.

[Translation.]

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 5, 1903. Boston (care of American consul, Panama): Prevent recurrence bombardment of Panama. Acknowledge.

MOODY.

NAVY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., November 5, 1903. NASHVILLE, Colon:

Prevent any armed force of either side from landing at Colon, Porto Bello, or vicinity.

MOODY.

[Translation.]

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 6, 1903. MAINE, Woods Hole, Mass.:

Proceed at once to Colon, coaling wherever necessary to expedite your arrival. Acknowledge.

Moody.

[Translation.]

WASHINGTON, D, C., November 9, 1903. DIEHL, Boston:

Upon the arrival of the Marblehead sufficient force must be sent to watch movements closely of the British steamers seized at Buenaventura and to prevent the landing of men with hostile intent within limits of the State of Panama. Protect the British steamers if necessary.

MOODY.

[Translation.]

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 10, 1903. GLASS, Marblehead, Panama:

Reported that the British steamers at Buenaventura were not detained. Did they leave with Colombian troops aboard?

MOODY.

[Translation.]

Colon, October 15, 1903. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

Report is current to the effect that a revolution has broken out in the State of Cauca. Everything is quiet on the Isthmus unless a change takes place. On this account there is no necessity to remain here. Do not think it necessary to visit St. Andrews Island.

HUBBARD, Commanding Officer U. S. S. Nashville.

[Translation.]

Colon, November 3, 1903. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

Receipt of your telegram of November 2 is acknowledged. Prior to receipt this morning about 400 men were landed here by the Government of Colombia from Cartagena. No revolution has been declared on tbe Isthmus and no disturbances. Railway company have declined to transport these troops except by request of the governor of Panama. Request has not been made. It is possible that movement may be made to-night at Panama to declare independence, in which event I

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HUBBARD.

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Colon, November 4, 1903. SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, Washington:

Provisional government was established at Panama Tuesday evening; no organized opposition. Governor of Panama, General Tobar, General Amaya, Colonel Morales, and three others of the Colombian Government troops who arrived Tuesday morning taken prisoner at Panama. I have prohibited transit of troops now here across the Isthmus.

HUBBARD.

Colon, November 4, 1903. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

Government troops yet in Colon. Have prohibited transportation of troops either direction. No interruption of transit as yet. Will make every effort to preserve peace and order.

HUBBARD.

Colon, November 4, 1903. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

I have landed force to protect the lives and property of American citizens here against threats Colombian soldiery. I am protecting water front with ship. I can not possibly send to Panama until affairs are settled at Colon.

HUBBARD.

ACAPULCO, MEXICO, November 4, 1903. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

Marblehead and Concord to Panama to-day 4 p. m.; Wyoming will follow to-morrow afternoon. If Boston is to go with squadron, I would suggest Department will order her to rendezvous off Cape Mala, Colombia, about 6 p. m., on November 9. I have ordered Nero to Acapulco. I will leave sealed orders for her to proceed without delay to Panama unless otherwise directed.

GLASS.

COLON, November 5, 19039.41 a. m. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

British man-of-war Amphion is protecting American interests at Panama. Reported bombardment much exaggerated.

HUBBARD.

COLON, November 5, 19039.45 a. m. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

Have withdrawn force landed Wednesday afternoon. No bloodshed. I do not apprehend difficulty of any serious nature.

HUBBARD.

COLON, November 5, 1903. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

Situation here this morning again acute. Have deemed advisable to reland force.

HUBBARD.

[Translation.]

Colon, November 5. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

Atlas Line's steamer, with large body of troops, reported sailing from Cartagena, Colombia.

HUBBARD.

Colon, November 6, 1903. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

All quiet. Independents declare government established as Republic of Panama. Have withdrawn marines.

DELANO.

COLON, November 6, 19039.15 a. m. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.:

Arrived Thursday evening; landed force. Following conditions prevailing: Just before landing all the troops of Colombia have left for R. M. S. P. Company's steamer Orinoco for Cartagena. Independent party in possession of Colon, Panama, and railroad line. Nashville withdrawn force.

DELANO.

[Translation.]

PANAMA, November 19, 19037.40 p. m. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.: All quiet; traffic undisturbed; message to prevent received.

DIEHL.

Colon, November 8, 19037.05 p. m. SECRETARY OF THE Navy, Washington, D. C.: Atlanta left yesterday for Bocas del Toro.

DELANO.

PANAMA, November 9. SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, Washington, D. C.:

The British consul and the minister of war of the provisional government fear seizure of two British steamers at Buenaventura to transport troops convoyed by gunboat. Prevailed upon minister to dispatch gunboat, fearing possible destruction British steamers. The landing of troops in the territory within the limit under my control will cause prolonged campaign. Instructions from the Department are requested.

DIEHL.

PANAMA, November 10, 1903. SECRETARY OF THE Navy:

Your telegram of the 9th of November to the Boston acknowledged. No interference British vessels yet. Report seems to be well founded that the steamship Bogota sailed from Buenaventura yesterday afternoon with 1,000 for Rio Dulce. Have sent Concord to patrol in that vicinity in order to prevent landing. Everything is quiet at Panama.

Glass.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING ADDI.

TIONAL CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE RECENT REVOLUTION ON THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA.

To the House of Representatives:

In response to a resolution of the House of Representatives of November 9, 1903, requesting the President “to communicate to the House, if not, in his judgment, incompatible with the interests of the public service, all correspondence and other official documents relating to the recent revolution on the Isthmus of Panama," I transmit herewith copies of additional papers on the subject which have been received subsequent to the resolution referred to.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT. WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, November 27, 1903.

The PRESIDENT:

The Secretary of State, to whom was referred a copy of the resolution of the House of Representatives of November 9, 1903, requesting copies of all correspondence and other official documents relating to the recent revolution on the Isthmus of Panama, has the honor to lay before the President copies of additional correspondence on the subject received subsequent to the resolution referred to. Respectfully submitted.

John Hay. DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, November 24, 1903.

Mr. Ehrman to Mr. Loomis.
No. 464.] CONSULATE-GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES,

Panama, November 9, 1903. Sir: I have the honor to say that on ühe 5th instant I received from the Committee of the Provisional Government a circular letter (No. 1), dated November 4, 1903, informing me that Panama had dissolved its

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