The Minister in Colombia (Philip) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 18.]
Sir: Adverting to my cable messages numbers 114 and 117 of August 15:10 p.m. and August 21:10 a.m.,21 respectively, and to other correspondence relative to the action of the Senate of the United States in recommitting the treaty with Colombia to its Committee on Foreign Relations, I have the honor to transmit herewith copy and translation of a note received by me from the Colombian Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated the 19th instant.
I am given to understand that this note has been drawn up after mature deliberation by the Colombian President, his Cabinet and representatives of the Congress of the Republic, and that it is to be considered as a definite reply of the Colombian Government to the proposal of Senator Lodge to amend the pending treaty as set forth in the Department’s cabled instruction of August 9:5 p.m.[Page 741]
The details of the statement made to the United States Senate in its session of the 7th instant have not yet become public here and I apprehend that when such is the case they will have the effect of increasing the Colombian feeling of resentment toward the action and suspicion of the motives of the United States in connection with the present stand taken in the treaty matter.
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I have [etc.]
- Latter not printed; it transmitted a summary of the note enclosed with this despatch.↩