This microfilm publication reproduce the records from the decimal file of the Department of State, 1910-29, that relate to internal affairs of Mexico. They are mostly instructions to and despatches from diplomatic and consular officials; the despatches are often accompanied by enclosures such as diplomatic notes exchanged, pamphlets, and newspapers. Also included in these records are notes between the Department of State and foreign diplomatic representatives in the United States, memoranda prepared by officials of the Department and correspondence with officials of other Government departments and with private firms and individuals.
The Economic Matters group of records reproduced in this microcopy relates to Mexican economic affairs. There is a significant section on labor, including wages and hourse, labor unions, strikes and lockouts, slavery, and employers' liability in hazardous employments. The section on financial affairs includes details about loans to Mexico and various states made by foreign banks. The Mexican taxation system is described at length, and includes information on the tax sale of property of US citizens, the gasoline tax in Monterry, poll tax, income tax, and inheritance tax. Additional topics in the Economic Matters group of records include: lotteries, monetary system, banks, real estate, colonization, right of foreigners to hold property in Mexico, intellectual and industrial property, immigration into Mexico, and emigration.
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