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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90
(1888-1889)

Colombia,   pp. 405-432 PDF (11.1 MB)


Page 406


406                       FOREIGN RELATIONS.
                                 No. 269.
                       Mr. Bayard to Mr. Maury.
                                 [Extract.]
 No. 44.]                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                       Washington, November 14, 1887.
   SIR: Referring to the views of the Department, as expressed in its
 instruction No. 12, of the 25th February last, touching the considera-
 tions which should operate to prevent the dependence of this and other
 governments upon the mere courtesy of a private telegraph company
 on the isthmus for the transmission of messages, I inclose* a copy of a
 further complaint against the Panama Railroad Company for its refusal
 to receive messages for transmission across the isthmus.
        I am, etc.,
                                                       T. F. BAYARD.
                                 No. 270.
                       Mr. Maury to Mr. Bayard.
                                 [Extract.]
 No. 67.]                   LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
             Bogota, December 19, 1887. (Received January 30, 1888.)
   SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 44, of
 November 14th last.
   I now have the honor to transmit herewith a communication I have
 this day addressed to Mr. Carlos Holguin, minister of foreign affairs,
 and will in due time communicate to you his reply, and what other steps
 I may find it necessary to take in bringing this subject to a satisfactory
 settlement.
   I shall deliver this communication to the minister in person, and urge
prompt action in the matter.
       I am, sir, etc.,
                                                DABNEY H. MAURY.
                             [Inclosure in No. 67.)
                         Mr. Maury to Mr. Holguin.
                                    LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                                                Bogotd, December 19, 1887.
  SIR: With reference to my notes t of the 14th and 28th April and May 12
last, I have
the honor to inclose a further communication  * * on the subject of my notes,
which I beg your excellency will be good enough to return me when convenient.
I am again instructed to bring this highly-important matteqr to the earnest
consid-
eration of your excellency's Government, not doubting that on reconsideration
you
will see the necessity of preventing any private company from asserting a
monopoly
over the telegraph across the isthmus.
  If such a course were allowed, it will be a source of great trouble to
all nations in
the near future, and a resolution declaring that Colombia will permit no
monopoly of
telegraphs or other means of correspondence across the isthmus will greatly
gratify
the Government of the United -States, which looks with much disfavor upon
the
monopoly now exercised by the telegraph company owning the lines across the
Isth-
mus of Panama, and can not permit its continued exercise,
     I take this opportunity to renew, etc.,
                                                    DABNEY H. MAURY.
*Inclosure not printed herewith.
f Not printed,


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