Chargé Snyder to the Secretary of State.
Bogotá, November 7, 1905.
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have settled the claim of Raymond and Sophie Smith, American citizens, for damages suffered at the hands of government troops during the last revolution, for the sum of $1,500 gold, payable in vales de extranjeros. * * *
I inclose herewith copy and translation of the resolution of the Colombian foreign office settling this claim.
It might be well to remark that this is the only claim to date in which the Colombian Government has paid the full amount requested, even in vales.
I am, etc.,