File No. 821.001C74/1.

The Secretary of State to Chargé Harrison.

No. 43.]

Sir: I enclose, with office copy, a letter by which the President acknowledges the letter of His Excellency José Vicente Concha, announcing [Page 259]his assumption of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia and his entrance upon the duties of the office.

You will forward the copy to the Foreign Office and deliver the original in the manner most agreeable to His Excellency.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Robert Lansing.
[Inclosure.]

Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, to His Excellency José Vicente Concha, President of the Republic of Colombia.

Great and Good Friend:

I have received the letter of the 8th of August last, in which Your Excellency announced your assumption of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia and your entrance upon the duties of the office.

I cordially reciprocate the sentiments you express for the continuance of the friendly relations which have heretofore existed between the United States and Colombia, and I assure Your Excellency of my best wishes for your personal welfare and for the prosperity of the Republic over which you have been called to preside.

Your Good Friend,

Woodrow Wilson.

By the President:
W. J. Bryan,
Secretary of State.