File No. 711.21/330


I now believe that any amount less than stipulated in the treaty would fail to accomplish the object stated in its preamble. Would it be worth while to offer anything less? Expression of mutual regret will most certainly encounter in the Colombian Congress strong opposition encouraged by foreign interests. A few members of the committee on foreign affairs with political aspirations will also most likely oppose this expression but I believe the treaty with such an amendment would be accepted.