The British Embassy to the Department of State


His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom are convinced that the altered conditions resulting from the outbreak of the war would render it more than ever necessary that they should adhere to their policy of doing nothing which would condone the arbitrary character of the expropriations of the British oil properties in Mexico.

His Majesty’s Government feel that the circumstances are now more favourable for a reasonable settlement of the dispute, and they therefore hope that the United States Government may see their way to use their influence to this end.