711.21/470: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Colombia (Philip)

Your May 20, 4 p.m.12 Strictly confidential.

From Johnson.13

The President has instructed the Department to take up treaty with Senate immediately. Mr. Polk has written Senators Lodge and Knox giving them present situation in full and urging action.

Mr. Lodge’s attitude appears to be favorable though one or two points remain to be cleared up. Will keep you informed.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Hallett Johnson, diplomatic officer on duty in the Department.