File No. 812.5034/40
Ambassador Fletcher to the Secretary of State
Mexico, May 1, 1917.
Sir. I have the honor to enclose a copy and a translation of a decree issued April 24, 1917 by the Secretary of Fomento, outlining the procedure to be followed by foreigners who are endeavoring to secure property in Mexico and who have not renounced certain of their rights as foreigners in so far as such property is concerned, as prescribed in the decrees of August 15, 1916 and December 15, 1916.
This decree has not yet appeared in the Diario Oficial and the copy submitted has been taken from a local newspaper.
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