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

No. 1524

Sir: I am in receipt of your despatch No. 3645, of February 4, 1921,91 in which you refer to your despatch No. 3601, of January 19, transmitting a translation of a law recently enacted by the Mexican Congress and published in the Diario Oficial on January 8, prescribing the procedure to be followed in the expropriation of lands, until such time as legislation may be enacted on the general subject. You invite the Department’s attention to Chapter 5 of the law, relating to indemnifications.

In reply you are directed to make to the appropriate authorities, with respect to the provisions as to compensation contained in the law published January 8, 1921, the informal representations set forth in the Department’s instruction No. 1501, of January 15, 1921.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Norman H. Davis
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