Zamacona to Mr. Blaine.
Washington, April 13, 1881. (Received April 14.)
Mr. Secretary: Referring to the communications of this legation of August 28, and December 27, 1880, and in order that the Department of State may be informed with regard to some facts of great importance to the security of the border districts of Sonora and Arizona, I inclose an extract from the reports recently received in relation to the matter by this legation.
In a dispatch recently addressed to the undersigned by the department of foreign relations of Mexico, the undersigned is instructed to call the attention of the Department of State to the importance of adopting, as speedily as possible, measures for the repression of robbery in the region in question, inasmuch as such repression will doubtless have a beneficial influence upon trade between the two republics as well as upon the relations between the inhabitants of the frontier districts.
In obeying these instructions I have the honor, &c.,