The Under Secretary of State (Fletcher) to the Secretary of State

Dear Mr. Secretary: I have just talked with Mr. Norman Davis45 over the telephone. He informed me that the understanding with the British Embassy with regard to Mexico was as follows:

That in view of pressure which was being brought to bear on the British Government to recognize Mexico, that Government had decided not to recognize until we should do so; that we would keep them advised of any important steps which we might take looking toward recognition, in order that British action might follow ours.

H[enry] P. F[letcher]
  1. Alberto J. Pani, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs.