The Mexican Ambassador (Téllez) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary: The Supreme Court of Justice of New York has ordered to be delivered to the Consulate General of Mexico in that city two documents, on several sheets, relative to a certain suit brought in that court by Gustavo Gallopin vs. Thomas W. Lament, and others, [Page 730]and the United Mexican States; which documents have been forwarded to me here.

As my Government is that of a sovereign country and therefore does not recognize the jurisdiction or competence of any foreign court in affairs concerning the Nation, I take the liberty of enclosing herewith to Your Excellency the two documents above mentioned,22 with the request that, if you see fit, you will have the kindness to order their return to the competent authority, in order that it [i. e. the foregoing]23 may thus be made a matter of record.

I have the honor to thank Your Excellency in advance for the favor and to renew to you the assurances, etc., etc.

Manuel C. Téllez
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