411.12/2300: Telegram

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

23. Your 17, February 1, 1 p.m., regarding agrarian claims. For the reasons stated in the memorandum59 enclosed with the Legal Adviser’s letter to you of January 10, 1936,60 this Government must regard the negotiations terminated as of February 1. Memorials will be filed in the agrarian claims in order that the cases may be proceeded with under the terms of the Protocol of 1934 and the Convention of 1923 as extended.

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Nevertheless, if the Mexican Government has any offer of settlement to present it will be given most careful consideration, it being understood, however, that the termination of the “informal discussion” provided for in the Protocol of 1934 is not to be deemed affected by the presentation by the Mexican Government or consideration by this Government of any further proposals, unless an agreement should happily be reached.

  1. This is the same memorandum which was sent to the Chargé in Mexico with instruction No. 974 on January 9; see footnote 51, p. 749.
  2. Not printed.