File No. 417.00/1.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


I am informed that the commissioners will be allowed $8,000 per year with $2,000 additional for expenses.

Moffat wishes to resign consulship and serve as commissioner.

President Estrada is pleased with details of proposed constitution of the commission. I have formally presented the specific plan to the foreign office. Unless limited in some way, I believe the commission might prolong duration of session indefinitely.