File No. 763.72/3764

The Ambassador in Mexico ( Fletcher) to the Secretary of State


77. Department’s circular of April 6. Foreign Office note received this morning states after preamble of acknowledgment of my note:

The Mexican Government laments that it has not been possible for the Government of the United States to settle in a peaceful manner its difficulties with the German Empire.

At the same time it gives me pleasure to inform your excellency that the Mexican Government, inspired by the same desires expressed in the note of February 11 addressed to the neutral governments,1 will omit no means nor effort whatever which may contribute in any way to the advent of peace.

Copy will be forwarded immediately by pouch.2

  1. Ante, p. 45.
  2. Complete note, as received by pouch, not printed.