File No. 812.0441/3.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 253.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s instructions No. 124 of October 20 last,1 directing me to ascertain whether or not it is true that in the future all foreigners who may be imprisoned in Mexico will be allowed to communicate with their respective diplomatic or consular officers, I have the honor to transmit to the Department herewith a copy, in original and translation, of a communication from the department of government stating that foreigners in Mexican prisons may communicate with the diplomatic and consular officers of their countries.

I have [etc.],

Henry Lane Wilson.
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The Mexican Department of Government to the Mexican Minister for Foreign Affairs.

On this date the following circular was addressed to the governors of the States:

[The inclosure set forth above in the consul general’s dispatch here follows.]

I have [etc.],


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