711.129/23: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Mexico ( Sheffield )

62. Your 49, February 28, 1 p.m., last paragraph. Please inform Mexican Government that the American Commission to represent this Government in proposed preliminary conference will be made up as follows: Treasury Department—Honorable McKenzie Moss, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Chairman of the Commission, accompanied by Mr. H. S. Creighton, Customs Agent in Charge at San Francisco, and Mr. L. G. Nutt, Chief, Narcotic Division, Treasury Department, experts; Department of State—Mr. William R. Vallance, Assistant Solicitor; Department of Justice—Honorable Harvey R. Gamble, now Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas.

The suggestion has also been made that the discussion should include the question of the smuggling of aliens across the frontier in contravention of the immigration laws of either country. The Department desires that you make this suggestion to the Mexican Government and report by telegraph should that Government concur, in order that the Department of Labor may be asked to nominate a representative.