The Ambassador in Mexico (Messersmith) to the Secretary of State
[Received 7:50 p.m.]
1481. For Carrigan. I understand that Colonel Johnson is planning some rather drastic action because the Mexican railways have not met the program of car returns. I am giving this matter very full attention and there are factors which must be taken into account which may not be fully understood by Colonel Johnson. Any such drastic action, which I understand he is planning, would in the opinion of this Embassy be unjustified under the circumstances and would create very unhappy results. Please request holding up any action until I can get full report to the Department, which I am hoping to send by airmail tomorrow or the day after.