File No. 711.21/537.

The Secretary of State to the Minister of Colombia.

My dear Mr. Minister: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 2d instant regarding the importance which your Government attaches to the early ratification of the Treaty of the 6th of April, 1914, by the United States Senate.

I have read the memorandum to which you refer in your letter under acknowledgment and have forwarded a copy thereof to the President.

You may rest assured that I fully appreciate the situation and that I shall make every proper effort to bring about the desired result.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing.