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MEXICO
MESSAGE OF PRESIDENT CARRANZA TO THE NATIONAL
CONGRESS, SEPTEMBER 1, 1919
812.032/63
The Charge in Memico (Sumrnerlin) to the Secretary of State
No. 2341                       MEXICO, September 3, 1919.
[Received September 11.]
SIR: With reference to the Embassy's recent telegrams' relating
to President Carranza's annual message, read at the opening of the
Mexican Congress on the first instant, I have the honor to submit,
herewith, the text of the message as published in El Heraldo de
Mexico of this city, together with a translation of the portion con-
cerning foreign relations and of Mr. Carranza's brief summary of
the work and present condition of the various Departments of the
Government.
I have [etc.]                         GEORGE T. SuMMERLIN
[Enclosure-Extracts-Translation 2]
Message of President Carranza to the National Congress,
September 1, 1919
RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
On December 28, 1918, the Embassy of the United States addressed
two notes to the Department of Foreign Affairs, on the petroleum
matter.3 The first is an answer to Mexico's note4 in which was ex-
pressed our right to legislate on petroleum in the manner in which
we have been doing.
Said reply states that the Government of the United States be-
lieves that the Government of Mexico has the best of intentions to
arrange this matter, and that this will redound to the benefit of the
good relations between the two countries. It adds that it hopes the
friendly sentiments of Mexico will be translated into a reconsidera-
tion of all the decrees and laws which have been issued on petroleum,
Not printed.
2 Substituted for file translation.
3See instructions of Dec. 13, 1918; to the Ambassador in Mexico, Foreign
Relations, 1918, p. 784, and note of Dec. 28, 1918, to the Mexican Acting
Secre-
tary of State, ibid., p. 792.
'Note of Aug. 17, 1918, ibid., p. 767.
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