Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Scruggs.
Washington, January 20, 1885.
Sir: I have received your No. 180 of the 23d ultimo, in regard to the threatening condition of affairs in Colombia, and to say that agreeably to a previous understanding with the Secretary of the Navy he has caused a vessel of war of the United States to be stationed at Colon and Panama, for the protection of American interests in that quarter. I shall, however, inclose to Mr. Chandler a copy of your dispatch, and as bearing upon the subject to which it relates, I herewith transmit a copy of a telegram of the 18th instant, from the commander of the U. S. S. Alliance at Panama to Mr. Chandler, who has kindly forwarded it hither, saying that a revolution was in progress there.
I am, &c.,