Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of June 13th, (No. 4,) on the subject of the rights and obligations of American citizens residing in the United States of Colombia.
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The war in this country is still unabated, and nothing new has transpired here since my dispatch to you of June 30th, (No. 10,) except the defeat of General Riasco’s forces by General Mendoza, on the Magda-lena River, about sixty miles above Baranquilla. But this will not preserve the little band of irresponsible triflers who pretend to sustain the fallen cause of General Mosquera from the inevitable overthrow and punishment that await them.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward. Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.