The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Thompson .

No. 74.]

Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a dispatch from the consul at Tampicoa inclosing a newspaper clipping in which it is stated that [Page 1125] there is an organization among Mexican workmen, especially in the northern part of Mexico, whose purpose is to cause the expulsion of foreign workmen from that country, and that the 16th of September next is set as the time when the expulsion is to begin.

You will bring the matter to the attention of the Mexican Government and suggest that preventive measures be taken to protect the rights of American citizens, as persons and property may be endangered by the alleged combination.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.
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