Mr. Romero to Mr. Gresham.
Washington, January 15, 1894. (Received January 18.)
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to forward to you a copy of a report of the special boundary commission (Mesa especial), of the department of foreign relations of Mexico, from which it appears that the authorities of Texas are performing acts of jurisdiction on the Banco Yela, in violation of the agreement concluded between the Government of Mexico and that of the United States to submit this incident, for examination, to the International Boundary Commission organized under the convention of March 1, 1889, and in contravention of the express stipulations of the said convention.
The annexed copy contains all the data relative to this matter, and in view of them the Government of Mexico has instructed me to present a complaint to that of the United States, and to request it to obtain from the authorities of Texas the release of Rómulo Sanchez, the exercise of jurisdiction over that Banco which led to his arrest having been unwarranted, pending the adoption of a proper decision by the International Boundary Commission, and by both Governments in turn, in conformity with the aforesaid convention of March 1, 1889.