The British Chargé (Lindsay) to the Secretary of State

No. 567

My Dear Mr. Secretary: In connection with the President’s Proclamation recently issued, dated July 12, 1919, which prohibits the exportation of arms from the United States to Mexico, except with the sanction of the United States authorities, I have the honour to inform you that I have received an enquiry from my Government as to the grounds on which it is intended to grant licenses for the exportation of arms and ammunition under this Proclamation.

I should therefore be very grateful for any information which you may feel able to give me as to the policy by which the United States will be guided in dealing with any applications for permission to send Arms to Mexico.

Believe me [etc.]

R. C. Lindsay