National Affairs: Mexican Claims

Another step in the diplomatic recognition of Mexico was consummated in Washington when Secretary of State Hughes, Charles Beecher Warren and John Barton Payne signed a convention for a General Claims Commission. Señor Manuel C. Tellez, Charge d'Affaires for Mexico, signed the convention for his country. The commission created by this convention and another for Special Claims will settle the claims of citizens of each country against the other.

The claims of Americans against Mexico are estimated at $350,000,000, but this sum is likely to be materially modified before the claims are allowed....

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