The Assistant Secretary of State (Moore) to the Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels)

Dear Mr. Daniels: Since the receipt of your letter of November 9, relative to agrarian claims now filed with the General Claims Commission, I have had the matter re-examined by Mr. Baker, of the Legal Adviser’s office, and am enclosing herewith his memorandum,7 which has Mr. Hackworth’s approval. I do not think anything should be said or done that will imply in any way our abandonment of the principle [Page 760] of international law that entitles Americans whose lands are taken to be fully compensated, precisely as compensation in this country is made to owners whose lands are taken for public purposes.

I shall not incorporate in the file your personal letter to me, but shall include the letter above mentioned, along with Mr. Baker’s memorandum, and a copy of this letter.

Yours very sincerely,

R. Walton Moore
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