Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Martin.

No. 15.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit to you, herewith, a copy of instructions addressed to me on June 13th, 1867, by the honorable the Secretary of State of the United States of America, on the subject of the obligations and rights of citizens of the United States of America residing in the United States of Colombia.

I beg leave to entreat your excellency to receive with favor the wisdom and good intentions towards your country whieh the said instructions imparts.

And believe me to be, with distinguished consideration, your excellency’s most obedient servant,


His Excellency Don Carlos Martin, Secretary of the Interior and Foreign Relations, U. S. C.