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

No. 1552

Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of your despatch, No. 3693, of February 25, 1921,93

With respect to this law94 you are directed to point out informally to the appropriate authorities that it does not seem to provide for the establishment of adequate machinery for ascertaining and paying the compensation properly due to owners whose land is expropriated, and that it seems possible that under this law property might be taken without proper provision being made for compensation.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Henry P. Fletcher
  1. Not printed.
  2. Law of Dec. 28, 1920.