File No. 711.1216M/399.

The Secretary of Stale to the American Ambassador.

No. 1215.]

Sir: The Department has received your No. 1780, of November 20, 1912, transmitting the counter draft of the Mexican Government in the matter of the convention for the equitable distribution of the waters of the Colorado River, and in reply informs you that the Department has taken up this matter with the Secretary of the Interior and as a result of conferences with him the enclosed draft convention1 has been prepared, which you will submit to the Mexican Foreign Office with a note embodying the essentials of the following statement:

[Statement explanatory of the wording of the amended draft convention.]

There are transmitted herewith for the Embassy’s confidential information copies of memoranda and correspondence by the Solicitor of the Department regarding his interviews with the Secretary of the Interior upon this question, as also a copy of the Solicitor’s memorandum assembling the various proposals, article by article, and commenting thereon.1

I am [etc.]

Mr. Knox
Alvey A. Adee.
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