The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Thompson.
Washington, December 14, 1906.
Sir: Referring to the department’s telegram of the 8th instant, regarding the proposed arrangement between the United States and Mexico for the regulation of the transit of merchandise from port to port of either country through the territory of the other, I inclose herewith a copy of a letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury expressing his views in the matter.
It may reasonably be assumed that the intention of the understanding is that each Government shall make known to the other any modifications of the transit regulations which may be made or contemplated, [Page 1112] thus affording opportunity to make appropriate representations against any change which may be found or deemed burdensome or calculated to impair the principle of reciprocal favor upon which the understanding rests.
I am, etc.,