File No. 711.2.1/149.
The American Minister to the Secretary of State.
Bogotá, February 28, 1913.
Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith clippings from the El Nuevo Tiempo of the 27th ultimo, consisting of the Spanish translation of the memorandum transmitted with my despatch No. 135 of February 5th, and of the minutes of my last conversation with Dr. Urrutia, together with an English translation thereof.
I also beg to enclose copings from local newspapers commenting upon the informal suggestions, submitted to the consideration of this Government.
The Department will note that while several newspapers deliberately misunderstand or mistake the bases offered by me, all endorse the action of the Government in refusing to accept any proposals which would affect the sovereignty of Colombia over any part of her territory.
I have [etc.]
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