File No. 701.5212/40.

Special Agent Silliman to the Secretary of State.


Department’s February 16; my March 3. Although Department has made no rejoinder, the Foreign Office transmits today text of cable from its confidential agent at Madrid:

The Spanish Government has accepted the explanations of the Constitutionalist Government in the matter of the expulsion of Mr. Caso. In consequence the incident is closed. I congratulate the Chief.

Secretary of Foreign Relations closes his communication with the hope that:

Inasmuch as the Spanish Government has accepted the explanations given by this Foreign Office and considers the incident closed, the Department of State at Washington will not insist upon the reconsideration of the matter, which has been happily settled in a friendly manner by Mexico and Spain.