The Minister in Colombia ( Philip ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 18, 3.46 a.m.]
113. Last sentence of my August 13, 10 a.m.51 It is definitely announced in the press today that the publication of the Petroleum Decree, dated 12th instant, was unauthorized and that the decree of June 20th which was suspended by executive resolution of July 22nd, has not been revoked.
Minister for Foreign Affairs [intimated] this to me yesterday afternoon saying that although publication of the revocation had been under consideration it had not been authorized by the Government.