862.852/12: Telegram

The Chargé in Mexico ( Boal ) to the Secretary of State

283. My 280, September 26, 5 p.m. Ambassador Daniels is bringing you strictly confidential memorandum prepared by Elmer Jones, Manager of Wells Fargo, Mexico City, regarding the desire of American interests headed by Thomas W. Lamont of Morgan and Company to purchase all of German ships now in Mexican ports. See Ambassador’s air mail despatch No. 9178, September 23 reporting that this possibility was discussed by him with President Cárdenas without, however, mentioning names. At the President’s suggestion the interested parties are [to?] take up the matter with Suárez. Jones had to leave for Texas owing to desperate illness of member of his firm but is expected to return here late this week and will call at the Embassy upon his return.

Telegraphed to American delegation Panama.