125.61383 J 41/51: Telegram

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

45. Jenkins case. Department’s telegram number 42, February 10, 6 p.m.

I have just received the following memorandum from the Foreign Office dated February 10, accompanied by a note verbale dated February 16.

“The Mexican Government has made a most careful investigation based on a memorandum presented by the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States of America which refers to the accusation that is made against certain authorities of the State of Puebla, to the effect that the evidence, which is adverse to the Consular Agent of this country, Mister William O. Jenkins, was obtained through violence of the witnesses [Page 257] to secure evidence from them in the sense desired, and the result of such investigation leads to the affirmation that the said accusation is absolutely without foundation.”

A copy of my memorandum, referred to above, was furnished the Department as attachment the [to?] enclosure 2 of Embassy’s despatch number 2601 dated November 19 last and proof of the accusation made in that memorandum was furnished the Department in enclosures 7 and 8 the [to?] Embassy’s despatch number 2622 of last November 26, attachment 1 the [to?] enclosure 8 of Embassy’s despatch number 2635 of December 3 last and attachments 3 and 4 to enclosure 1 of Embassy’s despatch number 2649 of December 10 last.81

  1. None of the’ correspondence referred to is printed.