711.129/25: Telegram

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

73. Department’s telegram 70 March 28, 3 p.m. Secretary of Foreign Relations today informed me subject to official confirmation within a day or two that he believed it would be acceptable to the Mexican Government to hold conference regarding suppression of smuggling on the border at El Paso on April 20 next.5 He also expressed appreciation of our offer to consider Mexican representatives as guests of the United States. Accordingly I handed him a formal note in the sense of your telegram.

He said further that he thought there would be no objection on the part of the Mexican Government to naming a representative to discuss smuggling of aliens as suggested in my note of March 23 in pursuance of your telegram number 62, March 21, 5 p.m. This also is subject to early confirmation. I shall telegraph names of Mexican representatives and formal reply on the foregoing points as soon as received.

  1. At the request of the Mexican Government the date was later set for May 15.