File No. 711.1216M/155.

The Mexican Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 401.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 354 of the 3d instant by which your excellency was pleased to inform me that [etc.].

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My Government, to which I hastened to telegraph in the matter, declares it sees no objection to asking of the Congress the free importation of the aforesaid articles with the exception of the materials for subsistence and supplies.

Begging your excellency to be so good as to let me have your Government’s final reply as soon as possible, as our Congress is soon to adjourn,

I renew [etc.],

F. L. de la Barra.