Mr. Snyder to Mr. Hay.

No. 330.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith copy and translation of decree No. 375 of 1904, reestablishing, on the part of the Government of Colombia, diplomatic relations with the United States of Venezuela.

I am, sir, etc.,

Alban G. Snyder.

Decree No. 375 of 1904 (April 30), by which is abrogated the decree which declares interrupted, the diplomatic relations with the United States of Venezuela.

The vice-president of the Republic, charged with the executive power, in exercise of his legal functions, considering—

That the Republics of Colombia and Venezuela, united by traditional bonds, have the duty to maintain and cultivate their fraternal relations.
That for reciprocal convenience and as a homage to the memory of the Liberator Bolivar and the soldiers who founded the great Republic of Colombia, the nations which formed it ought, in cordial intelligence, to attend to the defense of their interests, welfare, and security, decrees:

Sole article, Abrogates decree No. 1287 of 1901 (16th of November), by which the diplomatic relations between Colombia and the United States of Venezuela were declared broken.

Ordered published.

José Manuel Marroquin.

Minister for foreign affairs.
F. de P. Matéus.