The Mexican Ambassador ( Téllez ) to the Secretary of State

No. 4124

Mr. Secretary: Reference is made to Your Excellency’s note of June 17th enclosing drafts of two conventions having for object the extension, for a period of two years, of the time allowed for the adjudication of claims covered by the conventions between Mexico and the United States which were proclaimed on the 8th and 10th of September, 1923, respectively.

In reply I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that my Government agrees to the extension, for a period of two years, of the General Claims Commission, but considers that Article IX of the original General Claims Convention should be modified by removing therefrom the provision whereby it is established that the affected [Page 438] Government shall pay at once all property awards approved by the Commission.

The Mexican Government is prepared to discuss at any time the question of changing the text of Article IX with the understanding that the provision regarding immediate payment is to be eliminated.

I avail myself [etc.]

Manuel C. Téllez