to Mr. Bayard.
Bogota , August 9, 1888. (Received September 12.)
Sir: With reference to my No. 133, of the 1st instant, I have the honor to inform you that some general disapproval of the passage in President Nuñez’ message has been evinced.
On the 2d instant a discussion took place in the Colombian senate on a proposition being made to send a congratulatory reply to President Nuñez. This was opposed by a number of senators who stated their disapproval to President Nuñez’ insulting reference to foreign governments, and on the motion of the president of the senate the proposition to send a congratulatory reply was withdrawn.
On the 6th instant Dr. Nuñez went away, transferring the executive power to Senor Doctor Cárlos Holguin, who had been elected by congress to that post in the absence of Dr. Nuñez. Dr. Holguin was duly installed on the 7th, and I have the honor to inclose his inaugural address. In it he makes graceful and ample amends for the offensive words of President Nuñez.
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