811.504 Mexico/9–445

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

No. 26,059

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy and translation of Foreign Office note No. 3604 dated August 30, 1945,57 expressing that Ministry’s concern over the abrupt termination of the recruiting activities of the War Manpower Commission under the Agreement of April 29, 1943. It will be noted that the Ministry requests that a minimum of six thousand eight hundred and fifty Mexican nationals, who were at the time en route to different contracting centers in the Republic, be recruited by the War Manpower Commission. In this connection the Embassy has been advised by Mr. Churchill Murray, the local representative of the War Manpower Commission, that all of these Mexican nationals have since been dispersed and returned to their homes; and further that it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the Ministry of Labor to bring sufficient pressure to bear on the Governors of the several Mexican States again to concentrate any large number of workers for contracting.

Respectfully yours.

For the Ambassador:
Sidney E. O’Donoghue

First Secretary of Embassy
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