File No. 812.00/420.

The Mexican Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


The Government of Mexico has received reliable information to the effect that yesterday the Federal authorities at San Antonio, Tex., found 100 carbines of 45 caliber, with 5,000 cartridges for the same, in the possession of an American friend of Madero. My Government has also learned that the said authorities had already requested instructions to seize these arms. The American maintains that he bought them for legitimate commerce.

The Mexican ambassador hastens very respectfully to communicate these reports to the Department of State so that the case may be investigated, the responsibility fixed where it belongs, and steps be taken to prevent the commission of acts that may be prejudicial to the maintenance of peace in Mexico.