The Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 16.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s instruction of January 11, 1936, instructing the Embassy to inform the Mexican Foreign Office that the American Government reserves all rights as to the effects on American commerce from enforcement of the Presidential Decree published in the Diario Oficial of August 31, 1935, establishing the breadth of Mexican territorial waters at nine nautical miles, I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of the Embassy’s note No. 1438 of March 7, 1936, addressed to the Foreign Office in this sense. In this connection, the Department is respectfully referred to the Embassy’s despatch No. 3229 of January 18, 1936,62 explaining the reasons for the Embassy’s delay in transmitting this note.
Second Secretary of Embassy
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