File No. 3172/92–94.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 1054.]

Sir: I hereby acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s No. 479 of April 25 last, transmitting an expression of the views of the Secretary of the Interior, in which the Department concurs, on the Mexican Government’s reply to the proposal of the United States that a joint commission of engineers be appointed to examine into the equitable distribution of the waters of the Colorado.

The Mexican Government has been notified of the designation of 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, and in reply has advised me of the appointment of Sr. Fernando Beltrán y Puga, chief of the Mexican Boundary Commission between Mexico and the United States, in a similar capacity.

I have [etc.],

D. E. Thompson.