811.504/806: Telegram

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

1082. Reference your airgram 49, July 24, and reference telephone conversation morning July 3067 between McGurk and MacLean68 and between Major Walker69 and representatives Department of Agriculture.

You are authorized to exchange notes with Foreign Office bringing into effect an arrangement substantially identical with that enclosed with your airgram 49 and embodying in so far as practicable the suggestions made by the representatives of Agriculture and MacLean in the telephone conversation without further consultation with Department provided the revised text is acceptable to Walker, the Spanish and English versions are reconciled, and provided these changes meet with your approval.

Please promptly furnish Department full revised Spanish and English texts as embodied in exchange of notes. Kindly inform Department as far in advance as practicable of day and hour Mexican Government will make public announcement in order that simultaneous press release or releases may be issued in Washington.


[For text of the agreement, effected by exchange of notes signed at Mexico City, August 4, 1942, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 278, or 56 Stat. (pt. 2) 1759.]

  1. Memorandum of telephone conversation not printed.
  2. William G. MacLean of the Division of the American Republics.
  3. Maj. John O. Walker, Assistant Administrator of the Farm Security Administration, Department of Agriculture.