The Minister in Colombia (Philip) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 21, 3.20, p.m.]
173. Referring to the Department’s October 16, 2 p.m. relative to Roncador and other cays. Does the Department wish me to reply in writing to the Foreign Office note of September 13th transmitted with my despatch number 144 of September 17th as instructed in the last paragraph of that telegram? My action has been confined to verbal communications as the instructions received seemed intended for that only.