The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Mexico (Clark)
169. Your 190, November 5. In view of considerations you present, the Department perceives nothing to be gained at present by conceding a reduction in the amount already indicated as basis for en bloc settlement of American claims against Mexico. The Department concurs in your opinion that there may be some advantage in allowing the matter to rest where it is for the present.
A further approach to the Foreign Minister for discussion of this question when you may consider it wise to do so is left to your discretion.