File No. 812.5034/30
The Secretary of State to Mr. Parker, representing American interests
Washington, January 6, 1917, 4 p.m.
604. Reported de facto Government recently issued decree giving foreigners holding title to real estate, mining and oil properties and timber lands, until April 15 to resign their treaty rights concerning such properties. Report whether such decree issued.
Forward another copy of decree issued some months ago requiring foreign purchasers of real estate to resign their rights as nationals.