The Chargé in Mexico ( Boal ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 8:36 p.m.]
293. The French Chargé d’Affaires has just called to inform me that he has received instructions from his Government giving the following information to the Mexican Government.
The British Government with which the French Government associates itself in the matter is unalterably opposed to any transfer of any of the German ships to another flag and if they are acquired by the Mexican Government or Mexican interests they will continue to be considered as belligerent vessels.
French Chargé d’Affaires expects to deliver this message to Beteta tomorrow. See my telegram No. 283, September 26, 7 p.m.