File No. 82.512/1113

Special Representative Rodgers to the Secretary of State


8. In reply to Department’s March 24, 6 p.m. Mining decree. Authorized to state by the Secretary of the Treasury that extension time payment mining taxes present tercio will be given until May 1, and that no forfeitures will occur before July 1 in any event. Meanwhile further careful consideration will be given whole matter with view absolutely fair action in view conditions both sides of the question. Invited by the Secretary of the Treasury consult with him frequently about this subject and to study same in conjunction with Mexican authorities. Secretary of the Treasury stated frankly Mexico needs revenue but would proceed fairly and justly in all things. Believe mining matter safely can be left in abeyance for the present.