711.12155/427: Telegram

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

144. Your 104, May 28, 4 p.m.55 Department is informing Lawson of Mexican Government’s decision and is also instructing him to arrive in Mexico City shortly before July 10. Department is authorizing Lawson to inform W. E. Robertson, Chairman of El Paso Committee on River Rectification. Texas and New Mexico Senators and Representatives Hudspeth and Simms are also being informed.

With reference to Mexican Government’s observation that “no agreement has been reached specifically to negotiate [a] treaty”, this Government would be glad to reach such agreement and would be glad to effect an exchange of notes to that effect if agreeable to Mexican Government. There may be reasons which, in your opinion, would render it inadvisable to press matter at this juncture hence Department leaves to your discretion advisability of urging Mexican Government at this time to agree to negotiate a treaty. Department suggests that you consult Mr. Clark and telegraph action which you have taken.

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