Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Scruggs .
Washington , February 25, 1885.
Sir: I herewith transmit a copy of a dispatch, No. 122, of January 7 last from the United States consul at Barranquilla, in relation to the revolution then in progress in Colombia, and have to say that while the question of accountability for the spoliation of insurgents may remain open, yet there can be no doubt as to the responsibility of the Government de jure for all spoliations it may resort to for its own protection.
I am, &c.,