The Department of State to the British Embassy


The Secretary of State of the United States acknowledges the receipt of the aide-mémoire, setting forth the views of the British Government [Page 708] regarding the Mexican oil situation, handed to him by His Excellency the British Ambassador on September 19, 1939.

Confirming his statement at that time, the Secretary of State appreciates the courtesy of His Majesty’s Government in furnishing this expression of views. He feels that the United States Government is doing all it possibly can to aid in the bringing about of a satisfactory solution of the oil question.