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

No. 6520

Sir: Supplementary to my No. 6420 of October 12, 1922, with which was enclosed a draft which was said to be a proposed Organic Law on Petroleum, regulative of a portion of Article 27 of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, I have the honor to report that at his request, I furnished Mr. Pani (transmitted with a personal note) a copy of the draft which had come into my possession, with a view to its comparison with the official text of the draft.

I am now in receipt of an informal, unofficial and unnumbered note, dated October 21, 1922, from Mr. Pani, a translation of which is herewith enclosed, in which he states that a definite proposal of the matter will be presented very shortly to the Congress, and that as soon as this takes place, he will have pleasure in sending me a copy of it.

I have [etc.]

George T. Summerlin

The Mexican Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs ( Pani ) to the American Chargé ( Summerlin )

My Dear Mr. Summerlin: I have the pleasure to acknowledge receipt of your communication of the 19th instant.

I know that very shortly there will be presented to Congress by the Executive Power a definite proposal for the regulation of Article [Page 702] 27 insofar as it relates to petroleum. As soon as this takes place, in accordance with your wishes, I will have the pleasure of sending you a copy of said proposed regulation.

I have [etc.]

A. J. Pani