411.12/2275: Telegram

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

225. I talked yesterday with Sierra and he promised to send me next week a reply to the recent letter embodying the position of the Department about agrarian claims. The Mexican Government is strongly adverse to any agreement which would permit any except the Mexican Government to define or pass upon what is an agrarian claim. I gathered from conversation that the Mexican Government would welcome an en bloc settlement but would not agree to the proposition presented by the Department.