The Secretary of State to Minister Dawson.
Washington, April 19, 1909.
Sir: Referring to your telegrams of the 23d and 27th ultimo, already confirmed, I inclose for your information copies of the notes exchanged between the Colombian and Panaman ministers at this capital concerning an alleged declaration by the Panaman minister as to the meaning of the words “región de Jurado.”
These copies were given to the department by the Colombian Legation.
It is unnecessary to reiterate the ardent hope of this Government that these treaties may be ratified at the earliest practicable moment.
For your own information I will add that the department does not at the present moment feel called upon to express any formal opinion as to the interpretation of the boundary situation between Colombia and Panama.
I am, etc.,