The Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 22.]
Sir: In my call on the Foreign Minister3 today, I brought up the matter of the dotation of lands belonging to American citizens and the earnest desire of my government that the lands belonging to citizens of the United States be not appropriated in the future and payment be arranged for lands already taken. I went over with him the attempt that I had made for months to secure action on these representations and discussed with him my various conversations with former Ministers Portes Gil and Ceniceros, as well as with him since he became Foreign Minister, and urged that his Government take up the requests presented, and meet the reasonable representations of my Government.
The Minister requested me to send him an official letter embodying the views I had presented, and said he would bring it to the attention of the President and give me a reply before leaving the city. He expects to go soon—in fact expected to go last week but postponed his trip at the time of the expulsion of General Calles—and I hope to secure a reply shortly to the note I sent him this afternoon. I am enclosing a copy of my note No. 1582 of this date, which embraces the subject matter I called to the attention of the Foreign Minister.
- Eduardo Hay.↩