The Secretary of State to the American Ambassador.

Sir: The Department has received your No. 253, of November 18, 1910, transmitting a note1 from the department of government stating that in future foreigners in Mexican prisons may communicate with the diplomatic and consular officers of their respective countries.

I inclose for your information a copy of an instruction which the Department has addressed to the minister at Guatemala City2 requesting him to make representations to the President of Guatemala, with a view to bringing about a similar modification of the system of “incomunicación” which prevails in that country.

I am, etc.,

P. C. Knox.
  1. This refers to the communication to the Minister for Foreign Affairs; there was no other inclosure.
  2. See page 275.