The Mexican Ambassador (Bonillas) to the Secretary of State

No. E–4534

Excellency: With reference to Your Excellency’s note of August 26, last, and in compliance with instructions received to that effect from the Department of Foreign Relations of my country, I have the honor to say that my Government does not accept the criterion set up in that note, as no foreign force has any right to enter Mexican territory on any excuse without the permission of the Mexican authorities, and to do so without meeting that requisite, no matter what cause is invoked constitutes a violation of the Sovereignty of Mexico.

I take [etc.]

Y. Bonillas