The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Thompson.


Following telegram received from the Gulf Fisheries Company:

On August 21 Mexican gunboat Aroclas boarded our schooner Hatteras in open sea 7 miles from Triangle Reef, demanded to see papers and Mexican fishing license, compelled crew to take off hatches so they could examine cargo. Schooner was under way until compelled to heave to by gunboat.

The department desires that you investigate and report as to the facts in this case.

Robert Bacon.