The Acting Secretary of State to the Mexican Ambassador (Espinosa de los Monteros)


Excellency: I have the honor to refer to recent conversations between Your Excellency and the Assistant Secretary of State for American Republic Affairs concerning the Mexican lend-lease account. In this connection I transmit herewith two copies each of statement [Page 986] LL–8 and supporting schedules.18 This statement reports charges made against the Government of Mexico for the period from December 1, 1945 through February 28, 1946 for matériel transferred in accordance with the terms of the Lend-Lease Agreement signed on March 18, 1943 by representatives of the Governments of the United Mexican States and the United States of America.

It will be noted that the amount of charges during the period under reference is counterbalanced by credits to the net amount of $278,480.54 credit, and that charges through February 28, 1946 aggregate the grand total of $26,476,091.84. Of this grand total the sum of $6,600,000 represents the appropriate percentage of reimbursement which is currently due on account under the terms specified in numbered paragraph 2 in the exchange of notes, dated March 18, 1943, referred to in Article VI of the Agreement.

It is requested that the enclosed statement and supporting schedules be treated by Your Excellency’s Government on a most confidential basis.

Accept [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Spruille Braden
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