The Ambassador in Mexico ( Daniels ) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 28.]
Sir: Referring to my despatch 7589 of October 26, 1938,50 I have the honor to report that in pursuance of the request of President Cárdenas I called at the National Palace this morning. He expressed himself as very hopeful of an agreement and stated his earnest purpose to make as large annual payments as the economic condition of the Government makes possible. The fact that he asked me to call on what he regards as important shows his interest in reaching a settlement.
I am enclosing a memorandum giving the gist of a conversation lasting half an hour, together with a copy and translation of the note [Page 711] he gave me51 summarizing his proposal, and a copy of the memorandum I gave to him51 about Presidential Resolutions published in the Diario Oficial since September 1, 1938, affecting American-owned lands. The report of my interview with President Cárdenas indicates the representations I made and his pledge to end dotations while negotiations are in progress.