File No. 312.51/6.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy.

Sir: Referring to this Department’s letter of October 29th1 in which you were informed that in a telegram received from the American Embassy at Mexico City, dated October 26th, it was stated that the French Legation at Mexico City had requested that the United States send a warship to protect its nationals at San Ignacio, near Boleo, State of Sinaloa, I have the honor to advise you that in a later telegram received from the American Embassy at Mexico City it appears that the San Ignacio referred to is located in Lower California, near Santa Rosalía. This information was verbally conveyed to Commander Watts on October 30th, and I understand that the Navy Department has already communicated this information to Admiral Cowles at Guaymas and has received a reply from the Admiral stating that all French citizens in the vicinity of San Ignacio are now in Santa Rosalía under full protection of a Federal force and a Mexican man-of-war.

As the conditions reported seem to meet the necessities of the case and the desire of the French Legation that its nationals at San Ignacio be protected, it is not deemed that any further action at this time will be necessary.

I have [etc.]

J. B. Moore.
  1. Not printed.