File No. 812.113/8664
The Acting Secretary of State to the Mexican Ambassador
Washington , July 26, 1917 .
My Dear Mr. Ambassador: I am in receipt of your note of July 7, 1917, in which you quote a note from the Honorable the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs of your Government, in which he expresses the hope that this Government may see its way clear to remove restrictions on the exportation of explosives intended for industrial purposes in Mexico.
In reply I beg to inform you that, on July 9, 1917, the President ssued a proclamation restricting the exportation of various articles to foreign countries, including explosives referred to in your note, except under license issued by the Department of Commerce, under the supervision of the Exports Embargo Council.
I have taken pleasure in communicating the note of the Honorable the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs of your Government to the Exports Embargo Council, with the request that the Council give the matter careful consideration.
I enclose herewith, for your information, a copy of the President’s Proclamation of July 9, 1917, and also a copy of a statement which I gave to the press, some days ago, with reference to shipments of explosives and other articles to Mexico.
I am [etc.]