The Mexican Ambassador ( Téllez ) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to refer to Your Excellency’s kind note dated the sixth ultimo [June], relative to the date which is to be considered by the Government of Mexico and the United States of America as that on which the transfer of the sovereignty of a banco takes effect.

In due answer, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that my Government accepts the interpretation proposed by your Department; that is to say, that the transfer of sovereignty occurs one month after the day on which the International Boundary Commission hands down its award, unless the decision has been disapproved in the meanwhile by either one of the Governments or by both.

I avail myself [etc.]

Manuel C. Téllez