Mr. Gresham to Mr. Romero.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 30th ultimo, requesting the release of Antonio H. Vela and the maintenance of the status quo in respect to the “Banco Vela” until the nationality of that territory be adjusted by the International Boundary Commission.

The matter has been brought to the attention of the governor of Texas for appropriate action. Upon the receipt of his reply you will be informed of its purport.

Accept, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.