812.5200 Compañia Terrenos Y Ganados San Bodrigo/27: Telegram

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

397. Your 287, December 7, 5 p.m. and 290, December 9, 11 a.m.21 I talked to Beteta yesterday and Carrigan to Mena today, as it was [Page 664] not possible to see Beteta today. Beteta wrote President about case last night according to Mena and it will be necessary to await his decision. As prospects for cancellation are still obscure and in view of time element, Carrigan asked Mena about 30 day extension. Mena is taking this up with Beteta and stated it appeared “reasonable request”. I shall see Beteta Monday on this.

Regarding protection as cattle land I have left memorandum reciting quantity land and cattle. This of course is contingent on final award regarding dotation since such inaffectability is obtainable only upon formal request by owners and should have been made before dotation.

Carrigan pointed out to Mena that had company desired to make such request it would have withheld its action pending reply from Foreign Office and since reply was not received prior to dotation it had naturally not made this request. I shall also bring this up on Monday.

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