Catalogue reference: CO 318/284/16 folio 121. Crown Copyright.
I shall be glad if Your Lordship will instruct
me to make a strong official remonstrance upon the
general treatment of coloured British subjects on
the Isthmus. They number upwards of 6,000 and
without their assistance the Panama Canal cannot be
proceeded with. Nevertheless, although I have
spoken frequently on the subject, I do not see
that any steps have been taken by the Central
Government to secure them better treatment at the
hands of the local Authorities.
I have &c