711.21/454: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Colombia (Goold)

19. Department’s 17 April 21, 6 p.m.

In addition to amendments made by Senate which are in exact conformity with those proposed in Mr. Philip’s note of February 27, 1919, and accepted by Mr. Molina’s note of same date,4 Senate advice and consent to ratifications is given: “with the understanding to be made a part of such treaty and ratification that the provisions of section I of Article I of the treaty granting to the Republic of Colombia free passage through the Panama Canal for its troops, materials of war and ships of war, is not to [shall not] apply in case of war between the Republic of Colombia and any other country.” This makes necessary in both the United States and Colombian ratifications the recital of said understanding and that ratification is subject thereto. Inform Government. Instructions by next pouch.5