Mr. Gresham to Mr. Romero.
Washington, March 28, 1894.
Sir: Referring to your note of the 19th instant, representing the importance to your Government of the arrest and trial of Victor L. Ochoa, alleged to be organizing in the United States expeditions against Mexico, I have the honor to inform you that I am in receipt of the reply of the Attorney-General to the letter addressed him on the subject, of which you were advised in my note of acknowledgment of the 22d instant.
The Attorney-General states that he will be happy to instruct the proper district attorney to proceed at once to prosecute any violation of the neutrality laws of the United States upon being furnished with any tangible evidence of such violation. The supposed letter of Ochoa published in the Albuquerque Citizen he thinks only creates a suspicion, but gives no facts upon which a prosecution by the Government of the United States can be initiated, and he will be pleased to receive any such facts that may come to your knowledge.
Adding that the War Department will be happy to cooperate toward the ends of justice whenever the Attorney-General may be in a position to act upon positive information of actual or attempted infraction of the statutes in this regard, I take the occasion to renew, etc.,