411.12/975: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Mexico ( Johnson )

462. Your 322, August 30, 4 p.m. The text of the English draft of article one of the convention to be signed on September 2 by you is satisfactory to the Department.

Please telegraph Department as soon as Convention is signed in order that suitable instructions may be sent to American agent and American secretary of the General Claims Commission. Department proposes to instruct American agent “to continue the filing with the General Claims Commission in accordance with existing rules and under the terms of the General Claims Convention of all documents having a bearing upon the claims presented by the United States on behalf of citizens of the United States against Mexico”. Department also proposes to instruct American Secretary of Commission “to continue [Page 460] to receive all documents filed by either Agency in accordance with existing rules under the terms of the General Claims Convention”. Department presumes that Mexican Government will likewise instruct Mexican Agent and Secretary of the Commission in accordance with assurances given Embassy in paragraph one of your 306 of August 6, 7 p.m.