File No. 812.00/10316.
The Secretary of State to the American Consul at Nuevo Laredo.
Washington, December 19, 1913.
Sir: The Department encloses herewith a translation of a memorandum, dated December 16, 1913, from the Mexican Embassy at this capital, stating that the authorities of Laredo, Texas, have forbidden transit to that place of all persons supposed to be connected with the Mexican Federal Army.
You are instructed to bring this matter to the attention of the Laredo authorities, and report to the Department if there is any foundation for the statements made in the memorandum.
I am [etc.]