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

No. 10018

Sir: I have the honor to record below a report made to me by the Commercial Attaché relative to the proposed purchase of the Tine Asmussen:

“I asked Professor Silva Herzog, Manager of Distribuidora de Petroleos Mexicanos, on February 14th, if he had purchased the German tanker, Tine Asmussen from W. R. Davis. He said that the matter stood just where it had been for some time and, consequently, the vessel had not been purchased. He said that the price placed on the tanker by W. R. Davis was 350,000.00 dollars of which 50,000.00 dollars would be paid in cash and the remainder in petroleum products.”

Respectfully yours,

Josephus Daniels