Mr. Dichman to Mr. Evarts.
August 14, 1878. (Received August 23.)
Sir: In order to furnish the Department as speedily as possible with the information requested in the Department’s dispatch No. 4 of the 26th ultimo, which I received before leaving the United States, I herewith forward a copy of the Official Gazette (Diario Oficial), containing the law of the Colombian Congress approving of the convention concluded between the United States of Colombia and the International Interoceanic Canal Company, and the decrees issued in accordance therewith. The paper and translation have been kindly furnished to me by Mr. B. Mozley, the general superintendent of the Panama Railroad Company, and the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.
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