Mr. Snyder to Mr. Hay.

No. 332.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith copy and translation of the decree issued on the part of the Government of Colombia reestablishing diplomatic relations between the Governments of Colombia and Italy.

I am, etc.,

Alban G. Snyder.

Decree No. 489 of 1904 (May 30), by which is abrogated that which declared interrupted the relations between Colombia and the Kingdom of Italy.

The vice-president of the Republic, in charge of the executive power, considering—

That the differences have disappeared which produced the interruption of the friendly relations between Colombia and Italy; and
That Colombia as a civilized country, should preserve the best understanding with the other countries, decrees:

Sole article. Abrogates decree No. 37 of 1898, by which the relations between Colombia and the Kingdom of Italy were declared broken.

Ordered published.

José Manuel Marroquin.
Minister for foreign affairs,
F. de P. Matéus.