Mr. Cambon to Mr. Moore.


Mr. Secretary of State: In reply to your communication of the 3d of this month, I have the honor to inform you that the Mexican minister has made known to me that his Government has, at the request of the cabinet at Madrid, consented to commit to the Mexican consuls the protection of Spanish subjects and interests at Nogales (Arizona) and at Laredo (Texas), where neither France nor Austria are represented.

For the purpose of preserving the arrangement which the minister of Austria-Hungary and I have adopted for the protection of the Spanish interests in the United States, and with which our communications dated 22d of April last acquainted your honorable predecessor, it has been agreed between Mr. Romero and myself that such correspondence relative to Spanish affairs as he might receive from the Mexican consuls at Nogales and Laredo would be turned over by him to me, and I would give them such action as might be expedient.

Accept, Mr. Secretary, etc.,

Jules Cambon.