711.129/23 supp.: Telegram

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

70. Department’s 62, March 21, 5 p.m. Ascertain informally whether it would be agreeable to Mexico to hold conference to suppress [Page 508] smuggling operations at El Paso on April 20. Mexican delegates would be guests of the United States. If so, extend formal invitation on behalf of United States.

Telegraph names of representatives of Mexico as soon as possible and whether date and place meet with their convenience.