The Minister in Colombia (Philip) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 4, 4.30 p.m.]
108. Colombian Foreign Office and press announce that treaty will be discussed by Senate in open session Tuesday the 5th instant. I respectfully suggest that steps should be taken to avoid discussion of confidential agreement and note of Colombian Government signifying acceptance of modifications which I obtained for information of committee only. President in agreeing to publication of the note stipulated that it would be subsidiary [to] ratification in [of] treaty.