835.01/6–2744: Telegram

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

914. Personal for the Secretary. As I informed you in my letter of June 26,52 I conveyed the substance of the Department’s strictly confidential circular telegram of June 22, 11 p.m. to Dr. Padilla on June 26. He saw the President that afternoon and I had a further, conversation with him today. The circumstances were such that we could not have a detailed conversation but Dr. Padilla’s remarks showed that he was in complete sympathy with the points of view expressed in the telegram.

He said that he was asking the Mexican Ambassador in Buenos Aires to return to Mexico City and a telegram asking him to return would be sent some day before the end of June. He was not able to say what day the telegram would be sent, but stated categorically that it would be sent before the end of June.

Dr. Padilla said that it was his intention when instructing the Ambassador to return, simply to instruct him to return, as he thought this would have more effect than if he instructed him to return “for consultation”.

As soon as the instruction is sent to the Mexican Ambassador I will advise you.

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