Mr. Wharton to Mr. Abbott.

No. 94.]

Sir: I have received your No. 95 of the 18th ultimo acknowledging Department’s No. 67 of May 29 last concerning the action of the consul at Colon in the matter of the Smith estate.

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You say that the Colombian minister for foreign affairs has promised to discuss the subject with you at an early date and believes that there will be no difficulty in coming to an understanding.

It is hoped that the question may be satisfactorily arranged. The views expressed in Department’s instruction above mentioned are, in its opinion, obviously sound.

I am, etc.,

William F. Wharton,
Acting Secretary.