The Minister in Colombia (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

No. 2183

Sir: Referring to my despatch No. 2175 of January 29,11 transmitting a copy of the protest signed by representatives of the Texas Oil Company, the South American Gulf Oil Company, and of the Sinclair Exploration Company, in connection with the oil bill, I have the honor to confirm the statement in my despatch No. 2175 that Mr. Rublee was not bringing this memorandum to the attention of President Olaya Herrera, because he did not consider the objections embodied therein, in general, as either well-founded or serious. Also, [Page 12] as the record now shows, some of the statements made therein are clearly misleading; and some are inaccurate.

Respectfully yours,

Jefferson Caffery
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