File No. 312.93/47.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of Labor.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that this Department is in receipt of a communication from the Chinese Legation in this city in which it is requested that transportation be furnished for thirty-nine Chinese, who are now at Ojinaga, to Ciudad Juárez.

On account of the uncertain railroad facilities across Mexican territory from Ojinaga to Ciudad Juárez, this Department believes it is advisable for these refugees to be sent via Presidio, Alpine and El Paso, Texas. The Chinese Legation agrees to pay whatever expenses are incurred. It is very likely that you will find it necessary to have some agent of the Immigration Bureau go to Ojinaga and look after the transportation of these Chinese. This Department will be glad for you to give this request of the Chinese Legation prompt attention.

I have [etc.]

J. B. Moore.