812.51/480: Telegram

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

1806. Your 1844, December 23, 2 P.M.27 Present indications are that an international committee of bankers is about to be formed for the purpose of protecting the Mexican interests of the nationals of the governments represented on the committee. It is understood that Americans would retain the direction of the proposed committee which would comprise substantial international groups designed to represent practically all of Mexico’s creditors and capable of dealing with the situation as a whole.

It is the Department’s understanding that the bankers will not now publicly announce the formation of this committee.

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