Mr. Manning to Mr. Bayard.
Mexico, November 30, 1886. (Received December 8.)
Sir: Under your instruction* No. 18 of 20th instant, relative to a notice to Americans published by this legation in August last, I addressed a note to Mr. Mariscal setting forth the position of the United States Government with regard to the doctrine of involuntary change of allegiance, as embodied in Article I, Chapter V, of the Mexican Law of Foreigners, and herewith inclosed I transmit copy of my note to Mr. Mariscal.
In this connection I deem it proper to inclose a circular letter issued by this legation to the consular officers of the United States in Mexico under date of the 4th ultimo.
I am, etc.,
- Printed p. 723, For. Rels. 1886.↩