411.12/2339: Telegram

The Chargé in Mexico (Boal) to the Secretary of State

105. Referring to Department’s telegram No. 104, June 20, 2 p.m. Communicated textually to Beteta, who is going to consult with legal department of the Foreign Office and let me know if they cannot revert to procedure outlined in instruction No. 1109 of May 29, 1936. In the meantime, however, they would like to have a specific statement of our objections, if any, to procedure by convention as outlined in my despatch 3701 of June 19.

I am under the impression that if these objections are serious they may be willing to revert to procedure suggested in our note.

Beteta has suggested exchange of notes in the sense of your telegram 104 as a method of establishing understanding of purposes of submission of unmemorialized claims, but upon my demurring at this on the grounds that it might appear in the record as an attempt to predetermine the commission work, he withdrew the suggestion.

He has agreed to furnish the two reports of June 25 and June 30.