Minister Barrett to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Barrett states that the President of Colombia requests that an announcement be made that while the conspiracy was serious enough to warrant severe punishment of the conspirators there are no important ramifications through the country. His government completely controls the situation and no revolution can result from the foolishly managed conspiracy. The financial credit of the government is not weakened. The President is determined that the decision of the court-martial be executed firmly and that the majesty of the law be maintained. Foreign nations are invited to have confidence in the stability of the government.)