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

No. 975

Sir: Reference is made to your Embassy’s despatch No. 3084 of November 27, 1935,61 with which was enclosed the official text, with translation, of the Presidential Decree of August 29, 1935, published in the Diario Oficial of August 31, 1935, the stated object of which decree is to establish the breadth of Mexican territorial waters at nine nautical miles.

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It is desired that you advise the Mexican Foreign Office in writing that your Government reserves all rights of whatever nature so far as concerns any effects upon American commerce from enforcement of this legislation purporting to amend existing law so as to extend the territorial waters of Mexico from three miles in breadth to nine miles.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
R. Walton Moore
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