File No. 283/61–64.

The Secretary of State to the Mexican Ambassador.

No. 15.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 16, of the 13th instant, stating that the smuggling of arms and ammunition from Arizona, for the use of the Yaqui Indians, has been resumed, and requesting the cooperation of this Government to put a stop thereto.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that copies of your note and of its inclosures have been sent to the governor of Arizona, the Secretaries of War, of the Treasury, and of Commerce and Labor, and to the Attorney-General, with the request that they again put into operation the precautionary measures employed by them last summer to prevent arms and ammunition from reaching these rebellious Indians.

Accept, etc.,

Elihu Root.