711.1211/98b

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

No. 2431

Sir: I enclose, for your information and guidance, a copy of a letter which I have addressed to the American members of the United States-Mexican Commission, in regard to the Department’s desire [Page 536]that the appropriate representatives in Mexico of Cuba, Belgium, France, Great Britain and Poland be given timely advice of such developments arising out of their conferences with the Mexican Commissioners as may be suitable and will not embarrass their negotiations.

I am [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes
[Enclosure]

The Secretary of State to United States Commissioner Warren10

Sir: For your information and guidance, I desire to inform you that the Governments of Belgium, France, Great Britain and Poland assured the Department, subsequent to the overthrow of the Carranza Government, that it was to be the policy of their respective Governments to follow the policy of this Government in the matter of the recognition of a government in Mexico, and therefore expressed the desire to be kept advised of the progress in the negotiations in this connection between the United States and Mexico. In like manner, Cuba has followed the policy of this Government and has also requested to be kept informed of developments. Accordingly, the Department has kept these five countries informed of the more important moves which have been made in the negotiations with Mexico and will continue to do so.

To the end that there may be no unnecessary delay in the communication of such information, I desire you to give the appropriate representatives of these countries in Mexico timely advice of such developments arising out of your conferences with the Mexican Commissioners as may be suitable and will not embarrass your negotiations.

A copy of this letter is being furnished to Mr. George T. Summerlin, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy in Mexico, who will cooperate with you in this matter.

I have [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes
  1. The same to United States Commissioner John Barton Payne (file no 711.1211/90b).