The Chargé in Mexico ( Hanna ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 9:45 p.m.]
107. Department’s telegram 31 , May 19, 6 p.m. Foreign Office states that it agrees to plan in reference and will give instructions “to the end that persons desiring to cross into the Mexican zone shall only be required to sign a document issued by any municipal authority of the 40-mile zone on the American side in which it is stated the bearer has resided within the zone mentioned for at least 1 year prior to his entry into Mexico. Likewise persons residing within the 40-mile zone on the Mexican side shall in the same manner prove their residence before the American authorities.”
The Foreign Office requests that it be given ample notice so that the plan may be inaugurated simultaneously in both countries.