711.12155/459: Telegram

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

208. Department’s 225, August 29, 7 p.m. Foreign Office has orally advised Embassy that Mexican Government approves report of Boundary Commission together with engineers’ report of river rectification. Mexican Government proposes that Boundary Commission shall meet at Ciudad Juarez in the near future and approve a minute of which the following is a summary.

[Here follows summary of the draft minute. For full text, see infra.]

Foreign Office states that it has sent a copy of draft minute to Mexican Boundary Commissioner at Ciudad Juarez with instructions to consult with American Commissioner and to send his (Serrano’s) observations thereon to Foreign Office. Foreign Office suggests that Department send similar instructions to Commissioner Lawson. We are sending copy and translation of full proposed minute to the Department by the pouch today and also to Lawson by air mail for his information only. We are also sending to Lawson by air mail a copy of this telegram.