The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Peru (Smith)

No. 200

Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of your despatch No. 416, dated November 4,89 enclosing a map on which the boundaries in dispute with Colombia were outlined, and desires to refer to its despatch No. 193 of September 17, in which you are authorized to use your good offices with the Government of Peru to induce it to continue negotiations with Colombia so that a satisfactory agreement might be reached regarding the disputed boundary between the two countries.

In view of your statement that the boundary question would be re-opened as soon as a new Peruvian Minister was appointed to Bogotá, the Department desires to express its earnest hope that the endeavor will be made to settle the boundary question directly with Colombia.

You may use your good offices with this end in view, in discussing the matter orally and informally with the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Alvey A. Adee
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