Mr. Scruggs to Mr. Bayard .
Bogota , April 16, 1885. (Received May 26.)
Sir: On the 14th instant I sent you a cable dispatch, as follows:
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This Government solicits the fulfillment of article 35 of the treaty of 1846 to secure the neutrality and sovereignty of the Isthmus of Panama. It desire that, for that purpose, some land forces be sent to disembark on the Isthmus.
This was sent in accordance with the request contained in the note of that date addressed to me by the Colombian minister for foreign affairs, a copy of which, with translation, I inclose. I also inclose a copy of my reply to the minister’s note.
I have, &c.,