File No. 283/71–72.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Mexican Ambassador.

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: Referring to the department’s note No. 26, of the 6th instant, I have now to inform you that the Secretary of the Interior has sent to this department a copy of a letter to him from the governor of Arizona, dated the 30th ultimo, in which the latter says that he has notified the Arizona Rangers and the sheriffs of the border counties to exercise the utmost diligence to detect and prevent the smuggling of firearms and ammunition to Mexico, for the use of the Yaqui Indians.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.