to Mr. Manning.
Washington, March 7, 1887.
It is reported by telegraph from Nogales that certain Mexican soldiers have rescued by force prisoners who were held under arrest by officials of the Territory of Arizona. The Department is informed by Mr. Romero that his Government wishes to prevent any complications from arising between Mexico and the United States.
Mexico should at once restore the rescued prisoners to the United States jurisdiction, and should either inflict prompt punishment on the Mexicans who effected the rescue or deliver them up to the United States.