Notes, Speeches, Articles, and Addresses

Document Type

Memorandum

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Date

12-1912

Keywords

Panama Canal, Great Britain, defense, fortification, ownership

Description

The document is a handwritten note by the Assistant Secretary of State on the possible fortification and defense of the Panama Canal by the United States.

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-12, Document 4

City

Washington, D. C.

Transcription

[1st - Panama grants the right to fortify]

[2nd - Great Britain (the only other country with whom we have treaty-stipulations respecting the canal) concedes the right to fortify.]

[3rd - No nation is challenging our right to fortify]

[4th - The whole world has unobjectively observed the execution of the act of 1902 which provided for the] [crossed out] [the construction of the canal and direction to the President to make such provision for its defense as may be necessary for its protection.]

5th - The right to defend and protect is an indisputable incident to exclusive ownership.]

Language

English

Rights Statement

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Note on the Panama Canal, December 1912

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