Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Mexican Affairs (Reed)

On July 16, 1935, the President received at the White House a delegation of Congressmen who presented a petition in connection with alleged religious persecutions in Mexico.

At the conclusion of this interview the President authorized the following statement:

“That he is in entire sympathy with all people who make it clear that the American people and Government believe in freedom of religious worship, not only in the United States but also in other nations.”

Edward L. Reed