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File No. 312.93/37.

The Acting Secretary of State to the American Consul at Ciudad Juárez.

[Telegram—Paraphrase.]

The Red Cross has been appealed to by the Chinese Legation for assistance in relieving 150 Chinese at Pearson, Chihuahua. You will investigate their condition and report by telegraph necessities for food and shelter and how food can be obtained and best manner of affording immediate relief. Send runner if necessary.

Moore.

Note.—Owing to absence of the Consul and to an error in place of delivery, the above telegram was greatly delayed and was finally received by mail.