The Acting Secretary of
State to the Colombian
Department of State,
Washington, May 29,
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith for
your use a copy of the President’s reply to the remarks made by you this
afternoon on the occasion of the presentation of your letters of
credence as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Colombia
near this government.
Mr. Minister: I am glad to welcome you to
Washington and to receive from your hands the letters whereby you
are accredited to this government in the quality of envoy
extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary from Colombia.
The United States has no other wish than to cultivate and maintain
with Colombia the most cordial relations and to conduct its
intercourse with that country with equity and justice; and I know of
no existing circumstances that could affect my sincere desire to
preserve and increase in all honorable ways the friendship and good
understanding between the two governments and peoples. I count, Mr.
Minister, on your cooperation to this end.
I beg that you will convey to President Reyes an expression of my
thanks for his courteous message and assure him of my best wishes
for his personal welfare and the happiness and prosperity of the