File No. 711.1215/411.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 1309.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s instruction No. 671 of December 11, 1911, relative to the Chamizal case, I have the honor to report that during an interview which I had with the President on March 11th I brought this matter to his attention and expressed to him the deep concern felt by my Government that some new basis might be found for a settlement of this long-enduring and vexed question satisfactory to the interests and honor of both countries. The President replied that he understood that the conclusions reached by the International Boundary Commission were unsatisfactory in some measure to both countries but that if an arrangement should be made for a reconsideration of the question involving .the readjustment of the frontier line at that place such arrangement should also include the consideration and adjustment of certain other points of difference on the frontier. He added that he would give Mr. Calero instructions to send me a note on the subject within a few days.

I have [etc.]

Henry Lane Wilson.