File No. 711.0021/44b.

The Secretary of State to the Minister of Colombia. 3

Sir: For your information, I have the honor to enclose a copy of an instruction which has this day been sent to the American Minister at Bogotá in relation to the termination under the Act of Congress of March 4, last, of certain treaty articles concerning the arrest and imprisonment of officers and seamen deserting, or charged with desertion, from the merchant vessels of either country within the jurisdiction of the other.

Accept [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.
  1. Mutatis mutandis, to the diplomatic representatives at Washington of the other Governments concerned.