The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Colombia (Philip)
6. Your January 17, 11 a.m.
Department approves your informing Colombian Government that the American Government has never contemplated the policy of withholding action on the treaty to force concessions for American nationals, and is not lending its support to any particular undertakings in which its citizens are engaged with the Colombian Government.
Department is unaware of any conversations with Colombian Minister concerning concessions.