721.23/565: Telegram

The Minister in Panama (Davis) to the Secretary of State

168. Referring to my telegram No. 167, December 8, 4 p.m. For White from Dawson.27

“When Cruchaga outlined his ‘formula’ I pointed out that Olaya has insisted he could not enter into any discussion of changes in 1922 treaty until in possession of Leticia. Cruchaga then said that he would see that first act of commission was to order return of seized territory and asked that I get word of this to Olaya upon reaching Bogotá. Olaya will not of course be satisfied with this.”

  1. Allen Dawson, Second Secretary of Legation in Colombia, then on board the S.S. Santa Barbara with Señor Cruchaga en route from New York to Buenaventura. (721.23/628).