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

No. 6420

Sir: In confirmation of my telegram No. 114, 4 p.m., to-day,48 and with reference to the Department’s telegram No. 156, October 9, 8 p.m.,48 in regard to the draft of a proposed Organic Law on Petroleum, I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy and translation of the latest draft of the proposed law48 as received indirectly from Mr. de la Huerta to-day.

In private conversation with Mr. Pani, on the tenth instant, regarding an Organic Law on Petroleum, a draft of which, I stated, I had heard, had been confidentially circulated locally for comment [Page 701] and suggestions, Mr. Pani stated that the Department’s observations or comment on the draft might be helpful to the Mexican authorities.

The Department will note the changes which have been made since the first draft was made, a translation of which appears to have been furnished the Department,49 and in this connection I may state that the Department may receive, in the near future, a secondary draft of the same nature, but I am assured to-day, privately and indirectly, that the draft I am now submitting is to be the final draft.

I have [etc.]

George T. Summerlin
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  4. Foreign Relations, 1921, vol. ii, p. 439.