File No. 312.112 B61/2.

The American Consul to the Secretary of State.


Case Lawrence F. Converse and Edward Blatt. See dispatch 95 in mail. Absolute proof testimony taken before United States com missioner leaves no doubt boys were kidnapped unarmed on Ameri can soil 500 feet from line by Mexican citizens, forcibly taken across boundary line and on Mexican bank of river received by Mexican soldiers and taken to prison and now held in Juárez jail. Have protested without avail. Immediate action urged by parents.

American Consul.