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

No. 9801

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s despatch No. 9788 of April 30, 194321 referring to an exchange of notes between the Ambassador and the Mexican Foreign Minister effectuating certain changes in the agreement of August 4, 1942 for the recruiting of Mexican agricultural labor for work in the United States and to enclose in this connection a copy of a note I addressed under date of April 29, 1943 to the Mexican Foreign Minister21 stating that an amount not exceeding $130.00 would be paid by the United States Government to cover funeral and burial expenses of Mexican workers who, while under contract, die in the United States from natural causes not connected with their employment.

Respectfully yours,

G. S. Messersmith
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