The Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 14.]
Sir: This morning at eleven o’clock I called by appointment at the Foreign Office and was handed Mexico’s note concerning the payment for lands of American citizens expropriated under the agrarian policy of this country. After handing me the note, General Hay went over the few changes in the text, saying that they made no change whatever in the agreements already reached. As to the changes made, he said that at 10:30 he had called Ambassador Castillo Nájera by telephone and had given him the exact words of the changes made.
The Minister said that he was highly pleased that an understanding had been reached and seemed very happy about it.
He said he would not give out the text until this (Saturday) afternoon at three o’clock and would give instructions that it be released for publication in the Sunday morning papers.
I enclose the Spanish text of the note handed to me this morning by General Hay, addressed to me, and the text of the translation—revised from the Department’s translation in only a few minor details of phraseology.
- By an exchange of notes dated April 17 and 18, 1939, the time limit was extended; Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 158, or 53 Stat. 2442.↩