711.21/418a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Colombia (Belden)

Strictly confidential. Report by cable your carefully considered opinion based upon recent observations whether a new draft of treaty5 would receive friendly consideration by the in-coming administration with a good chance of its acceptance by the Government and the people of Colombia. Such new treaty would embody all advantages possible of existing text together with such changes as will be requisite to meet the strong opposition existing in this country.

  1. For text of treaty, see ibid., 1914, p. 163.