The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Dawson.

No. 84.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 241, of February 26 last, in which you forward a copy of the message of the President of Colombia, transmitting to Congress the treaties between the United States and Colombia and between Colombia and Panama, together with the exposition of the treaties by the Colombian minister of foreign affairs.

Thanking you for the document, I desire that you may, in the course of informal conversation with the minister, express your personal gratification for the kindly sentiments toward the United States expressed in Mr. Urrutia’s exposition.

I am, etc.,

Huntington Wilson.