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No. 3426  Bogotá, Colombia, December 22, 1941.

Subject: Visit of Dr. Edward A. Chapin to Colombia for the Smithsonian Institution.

The Honorable
The Secretary of State,

 I have the honor to refer to the Department's instruction no. 1086 of November 18, 1941, instructing the Embassy to request permission for Dr. Edward A. CHAPIN to visit Colombia for scientific purposes. The Embassy is now in receipt of a reply to this request from the Foreign Office granting the necessary permission. A copy of Note No. C-4919 of December 15, 1941, from the Foreign Office is enclosed herewith. [[margin]] 1/ [[/margin]]

    The various laws and decrees mentioned in this Note have been studied by the Embassy. These apply to scientific expeditions from foreign countries coming to Colombia, the importation and exportation of arms, and the exportation of specimens collected by such expeditions.