File No. 3172/89.
The Acting Secretary of State to the American Ambassador.
Washington, April 25, 1908.
Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 984, of the 2d instant, I inclose herewith for your information a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Interior expressing his views on the Mexican Government’s reply of March 31 last to the proposal of this Government that a joint commission of engineers be appointed by the two Governments to examine into the equitable distribution of the waters of the Colorado River.
The Department concurs in the views expressed by the Secretary of the Interior and has designated Mr. Louis C. Hill, supervising engineer, Department of the Interior, as the “Commissioner on the part of the United States to study the questions in connection with the distribution of Colorado River waters.”
You will notify the Mexican Government of Mr. Hill’s designation.
I am [etc.],