No. 345.
Mr. Romero to Mr. Bayard.

Mr. Secretary: Being aware of the objections which the Government of the United States has made against the laws heretofore in force in Mexico concerning the matriculation of foreigners, I inform you that [Page 732] a law,* approved during the last period of the sessions of the Congress of the United Mexican States, in relation to alienship and naturalization, and promulgated by the President of the Republic on the 28th of May last, published in the Diario Oficial on the 7th instant, repeals by its thirty-ninth article the laws which prescribed the matriculation of foreigners, leaving it optional with foreigners residing in Mexico to request a certificate of their nationality, which will be issued to them by the secretary of foreign relations.

Be pleased to accept, &c.,

  1. Published page 653 supra.