611.125/104a: Telegram

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


49. Referring to Embassy’s despatch No. 2586, July 23, 1926,37 and to previous correspondence with regard to the drafting of a convention to be signed by representatives of the Governments of the United States and Mexico with the object of preventing the introduction of infectious and contagious diseases of livestock, an agreement as to the provisions of the convention was informally reached between representatives of both Governments in 1926. In its note of March 16, 1927, the Government of Mexico informed the Department that it was prepared to appoint a plenipotentiary to sign the convention on behalf of that Government. No further steps were taken at that time, however, by the Department. You will recall that on March 21, 1927,38 the Government of the United States notified the Government of Mexico that it desired to terminate the convention between the United States and Mexico to prevent smuggling, signed December 23, 1925.39

The Department is now ready to proceed with the signing of the convention which was drawn up in Washington in the summer of 1926, and if you perceive no objection, the Department would be pleased to have you inquire informally of the Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs if the Government of Mexico would now be disposed to do likewise. If the Government of Mexico agrees to the proposal, the Department will address a note to the Mexican Embassy in Washington in reply to its note of March 16, 1927, stating that the Government of the United States will now be pleased to proceed to conclude the convention. Wire answer.

  1. Not printed.
  2. See telegram No. 69, Mar. 21, 1927, 4 p.m., to the Ambassador in Mexico, Foreign Relations, 1927, vol. iii, p. 230.
  3. Ibid., 1925, vol. ii, p. 510.