File No. 812.113/8664
The Mexican Ambassador to the Secretary of State
Washington , July 7, 1917 .
Excellency: I have the honor to inform your excellency that my Government has instructed me to deliver to your excellency the following note: [Page 1088]
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to inform your excellency that several concerns and companies frequently must import explosives from the United States in order to carry on and improve their works, and the Government of Mexico desiring to remove the difficulties that stand in the way of their obtaining the requisite explosives, the Citizen President of the United Mexican States has seen fit to direct me to apply to your excellency, as I hereby have the honor to do, and to bring to your kind attention the necessity of allowing the export of explosives for industrial purposes without any restriction on the part of the United States of America.
In having the honor to express to your excellency my thanks in advance for such action as you may be pleased to take in compliance with the wishes of the Government of Mexico, I take pleasure in reiterating to you the assurances of my highest and most distinguished consideration.
E. Garza Perez,
Undersecretary of State for Foreign Relations
I have the honor to bring the contents of the foregoing note to your excellency’s knowledge with the hope, that, in the desire to affirm the good friendship that exists between the two countries, my Government’s wishes will be attended to, and thanking your excellency in advance therefore, I renew [etc.]