Zamacona to Mr. Blaine.
Washington, August 15, 1881.
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to bring to the knowledge of your Department an article taken from the “Daily Arizona Citizen” and a telegram coming from the Mexican consul at Tucson, both of which refer to the injuries which are being caused to the citizens of Mexico by organized bands of cattle-thieves from this side of the frontier.
The matter has been the occasion of certain representations of the said consul to General Willcox, Major Biddle, and Marshal Evans. The latter told him that he was awaiting orders from Washington touching the means of undertaking the pursuit of the marauders.
I trust that in view of this intelligence your Department will be pleased to take prompt and efficacious steps which may result in checking the evil which gives occasion to this note, and which is daily assuming greater proportions.
I have the honor, Mr. Secretary, &c.,