File No. 312.94/1b.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador.

Dear Mr. Ambassador: I desire to inform you that after your call on Friday the 26th instant the Department sent telegraphic instructions to the Consul of the United States at Chihuahua to use his good offices in behalf of Japanese subjects as he had done in the case of other aliens.

The Department has also taken up with the Department of Labor the question of affording temporary refuge at El Paso to Japanese subjects in case they should be obliged to leave Chihuahua.

Believe me [etc.]

J. B. Moore.