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


174. Yesterday attorneys of the Equitable Trust conferred with the Department. They stated that they desired to release to the Government now functioning in Mexico the funds which had been deposited by the Carranza Government, but they did not feel inclined to shoulder the responsibility which such action would involve unless the Department could give them official assurance of the existence of de facto government in Mexico. Obviously, the Department is not able to give them such assurance at the present time.