711.21/484: Telegram

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

The Colombian Minister has signified a disposition to cable his Government some suggestions relating to a protocol to be proposed by his Government. Should that Government act on its Minister’s suggestion, and their proposals be acceptable to the United States it is felt that our Congress would not insist upon signature or ratification at the same time as the Thomson-Urrutia treaty because it has the assurance of Minister Urueta that a magnanimous attitude on our part in passing the Thomson-Urrutia treaty would produce such a favorable impression that the proposed new treaty would be ratified by Colombia.

The exchange of ratifications of both treaties might take place at the same time.