The Chargé in Mexico (Summerlin) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 20—3:56 a.m.]
24. Your 30, April 17, 5 p.m. Mr. Pani states that in order to keep strictly within the spirit of the preliminary informal agreement [Page 534] reached (see General Obregon’s letter to Ryan April 9th8) he proposes the following text for the identic statement to be published here and Washington in the morning newspapers of April 22d:
“With the view to hasten the reaching of a mutual understanding between the Governments of the United States and Mexico, two American commissioners and two Mexican commissioners will be appointed to meet for the purpose of exchanging impressions and of reporting them to their respective authorities. The hospitality of Mexico City has been offered to the American commissioners as the city’s guests of honor, and the commission will convene there. The names of the commissioners will be announced later.”
I endeavored to induce Mr. Pani to omit the words “the Governments of” but without success.