File No. 812.63/367

Ambassador Fletcher to the Secretary of State


2. Your February 17, 5 p.m. By decree of the Minister of Fomento dated February 16, the mining interests which have explained to said Minister the causes which have prevented them from complying with the decrees of September 14 and November 14, will be granted a further last extension to be fixed by the said Ministry according to the circumstances of each particular case.

The mining interests which have not asked for any extension will be intervened by the Ministry of Finance as soon as their properties may be declared forfeited by the Ministry of Fomento which will prepare and send to the Ministry of Finance a list of the names of each and every one of the claims or properties to be intervened.