The Colombian Minister to
Acting Secretary of State Loomis.
Legation of Colombia,
The chargé d’affaires ad interim presents his compliments to the
Assistant Secretary of State in charge of the Department and has the
honor to inclose a copy of the address which Dr. Diego Mendoza will have
the honor to deliver upon his presentation to the President of the
Mr. President: I have the honor to place in
Your Excellency’s hands the letter of the President of the Republic
of Colombia, which accredits me as his envoy extraordinary and
The circumstances under which it has devolved upon me to come and
discharge near your government the duties of the mission with which
I am intrusted will not offer insuperable obstacles to the
settlement of the questions pending between the two countries, in
reliance on Your Excellency’s amicable and justice-loving
cooperation and the sentiments of mutual friendship which unite the
people of Colombia to the people of the United States.
I am glad to convey to Your Excellency on this occasion the wishes of
the President of Colombia for your personal happiness and the
prosperity of your country.
And with the hope that my acts will be received with good will by
your government, I commend myself, most Excellent Sir, to the
hospitality of the United States.