Mr. Hart to Mr. Hay .
Bogotá , February 3, 1899 .
Sir: I have the honor to forward herewith copy of a recent note passed to the Colombian foreign office and translation of the reply thereto of the Colombian minister of foreign affairs.
The Department will observe that there has been other correspondence, but since the matter is terminated I have thought it unnecessary to forward more than the two notes herein inclosed. The Colombian foreign office put in a long protest based on the arguments with which [Page 240] the Department is already familiar. To these arguments I did not think it necessary to reply, as in an interview with the minister of foreign affairs we had already settled the matter, in the terms set forth in the inclosed correspondence, of which settlement I promptly advised the Department by cable. If the Department so desire the correspondence not copied and not translated will be forward promptly on its suggestion to this effect.
I am, etc.,