The Secretary of State to Representative Lundeen49

My Dear Mr. Lundeen: I have received your letter of March 4, 1935,50 enclosing a resolution,50 regarding the religious situation in Mexico, adopted by the … proposing that Ambassador Daniels be recalled from Mexico and that this Government withdraw its recognition of the Government of Mexico.

Withdrawal of recognition of the Mexican Government would be tantamount to an effort to determine the course to be taken by another nation, and would almost certainly provoke such resentment as to defeat the purpose your correspondents wish to achieve.

The Department has prepared a memorandum statement51 with regard to the other matters referred to in the resolution and I take pleasure in enclosing a copy for your information.

The enclosure to your communication is herewith returned, as requested.

Sincerely yours,

Cordell Hull
  1. Ernest Lundeen, Representative from Minnesota.
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  4. Memorandum of January 19, p. 783.