The Chargé in Mexico ( Norweb ) to the Secretary of State

No. 1507

Sir: In compliance with the Department’s telegram No. 95 of June 12, 8 p.m., 1934, concerning the proposed negotiations for a reciprocal [Page 387] tariff agreement between the United States and Mexico, I have the honor to inform the Department that I addressed an informal letter to Doctor José Manuel Puig Casauranc, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, transmitting the information contained in the telegram under reference.

Doctor Puig has informed me verbally that he appreciated exceedingly the message on this subject from the Secretary of State and that he had instructed the Mexican Ambassador at Washington, Licenciado Fernando González Roa, not to take any initiative in this matter with the Department of State but to await the action of the latter. Doctor Puig stated that Licenciado González Roa was fully informed on this subject and prepared to take it up at any time and that he (Doctor Puig) hoped that it would be possible to begin these negotiations in the near future, in view of their importance to Mexico.

Respectfully yours,

R. Henry Norweb