812.51/580: Telegram

The Chargé in Mexico (Summerlin) to the Secretary of State

244. In a personal and unofficial note dated yesterday Juan Sanchez Azcona, in charge of Mexican Foreign Office sent me a [Page 229] copy of a telegram dated May 9, in which Mr. Blanco, purchasing agent for the Mexican railways, then in New York City, reported to Mr. Fontes, director general of the Mexican railways, that the available funds belonging to the Mexican Nation deposited in New York City in the names of Fontes and Blanco amounted to $337,750, and requested me to take such steps as I deemed convenient to safeguard these funds until they can be recovered by legal proceedings.