The Attorney General (Mitchell) to the Acting Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I have a letter from your department, dated June 29, 1931 (your reference: SO 812.51/1734), relating to the above suit pending in the Supreme Court of New York, County of New York, and requesting that we cause steps to be taken to formally advise the Supreme Court that the Government of Mexico declines to appear in that suit and that the funds which are involved in the litigation are property of the Government of Mexico and immune from seizure.

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York has been directed to appear before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Friday, July 3, at 10:30 in the morning and present the suggestions of the Mexican Government.


William D. Mitchell