File No. 812.63/362

Mr. Parker, representing American interests, to the Secretary of State


675. Department’s 661, February 12, 4 p.m. Minister Fomento Morry informed me that he had taken up with General Carranza the matter of declaring forfeited the properties of such persons as have not complied with decree or asked for extension. He pointed out that five months have elapsed since the issuance of the decree and that he considered that this was sufficient time for interested parties to have shown cause for nonoperation. I do not think decree will be withdrawn but my impression is that no drastic action will be taken although I have nothing official on which to base my opinion. Have again taken matter up with Foreign Office.