411.12 Gomez and Rubio/9

The Secretary of State to the Mexican Chargé (Herrera de Huerta)

Sir: I have received your note No. 02373 of June 8, 1931, relative to the shooting at Ardmore, Oklahoma, of two Mexican youths, Manuel García Gómez and Emilio Cortéz Rubio, the latter, you state, being a nephew of His Excellency, the President of Mexico;

This information came to the Department yesterday and the appropriate authorities were immediately requested to direct a minute investigation, [Page 712]with a view to determining the circumstances of the shooting and establishing the responsibilities which may be involved.

I take this occasion to express to you my profound regret at this deplorable incident and to say that I shall not fail to communicate to you the result of the investigation as soon as it shall have been completed.

Accept [etc.]

Henry L. Stimson