File No. 312.112 B61/27.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 405.]

Sir: In further reference to the case of Lawrence Converse and Edward M. Blatt, I have the honor to inclose to the Department a copy in translation of a communication, with inclosure, which I have just received from the foreign office, stating that they have been consigned to confinement to await the action of the district court of Chihuahua.

I have [etc.],

Henry Lane Wilson.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs to the American Chargé d’Affaires.

No. 29806.]

Mr. Chargé d’Affaires: Referring to the notes of the embassy, Nos. 519–A97, 519–A131, 519–A135, corresponding respectively to February 25 last, and March 10 and 13, relative to the imprisonment of the American citizens, Blatt, Converse, and Brown, I have the.honor to transmit herewith a copy of a communication from the district judge at Chihuahua.

I renew [etc.],

Enrique C. Creel.

The District Judge at Chihuahua to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

The judge of letters for the district of Bravos, by a telegram dated the 26th ultimo, advises me as follows:

I beg to advise you that I have initiated investigation against American citizens Edward M. Blatt, Lawrence F. Converse, and Bill Mho [sic] for complicity in the crime of rebellion and I have to-day decreed their preliminary imprisonment in aid of your court.

Which I have the honor to transmit to you for your information and proper action.

A. Miranda.