File No. 704.9312/11a.
The Acting Secretary of State to the American Consuls at Nogales, Cananea, Hermosillo and Guaymas.
Washington, May 3, 1913.
The Chinese Minister here represents to the Department that Chinese in Sonora are suffering great hardships, that two of them were recently killed, and that much of their property has been destroyed. The Department desires that you render, when it may seem [Page 917] necessary, such informal good offices as may be possible and as you are permitted to exercise by the local authorities, to Chinese resident in Mexico.