812.52—Agrarian Commission/273/7

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

No. 8007

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction no. 2335 of January 14, 1939, directing the transmission to the Foreign Office of a note regarding statements attributed to President Cárdenas, concerning agrarian affectations9 and compensation therefor.

In compliance with the Department’s instructions, a note was sent to the Foreign Office under date of January 16, 1939. This note was delivered personally by Mr. Boal, at that time Chargé d’Affaires ad [Page 657] interim, who made the remarks requested by the Department in its instruction under reference. A copy of this Note is enclosed.10

The Embassy is now in receipt of a note from the Foreign Office, dated January 19, 1939, a copy and translation of which are enclosed,10 in reply. The Embassy has made no acknowledgment of the note, pending the receipt of further instructions from the Department.

Respectfully yours,

Josephus Daniels
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