The Ambassador in Mexico ( Fletcher ), on Duty in the Department of State, to Mr. Thomas W. Lamont

Dear Mr. Lamont: I have submitted your letter of December 23rd last, on the subject of the composition of the International Bankers Committee on Mexican Affairs, to Mr. Polk, who is Acting Secretary of State in the absence of Mr. Lansing, and he authorizes me to inform you that the Department is willing to leave the details of the composition of the Committee to your judgment, provided always that the effective control of policy remains in our hands.

Sincerely yours,

Henry P. Fletcher