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

My Dear Dwight: The news from you by telephone last night and from the press this morning that the Church in Mexico and the Mexican Government have reached an adjustment of the difficulties which have for three years threatened real peace and stability in Mexico, have given profound satisfaction both to the President and to myself. Having had considerable experience with a not essentially dissimilar situation, at least in its potentialities for trouble, I can appreciate the skill, patience and wisdom which you have brought to bear upon this matter. I am convinced from what I know of the situation that without the assistance you have rendered the adjustment could not and would not have been made, at least for some time to come.

I offer you for the President and for myself sincerest congratulations. We are both looking forward with confidence to your continued presence and work in Mexico for the adjustment of the remaining differences which exist between our two governments. The way in which you have brought to the two governments the present friendly good will from a condition of near hostility, is a high achievement in the history of our diplomacy.

With cordial regards, I am [etc.]

Henry L. Stimson