File No. 711.21/328

The Minister of Colombia to the Secretary of State

No. 33

Sir: * * * Thinking that it might be of importance to you to have a copy of the cablegram received by this Legation, I have now the honor to enclose it.* * * I am well aware of your great interest to see a favorable final settlement of this matter which for more than twelve years maintains in painful expectation the people of Colombia.

Availing [etc.]

Julio Betancourt

The Foreign Office to the Legation of Columbia

The following note was addressed to the American Legation yesterday:

[A translation of the Foreign Office note No. 709 of January 25, inclosed with Mr. Thomson’s No. 248 of January 26.]