File No. 812.00/5867.
The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
Mexico, January 14, 1913—5 p.m.
The dangerous situation at Acapulco would indicate necessity for prompt and adequate protection on our part of American and foreign interests. I recommend the immediate sending of war vessels adequate to meet the situation, with instructions to remain in those waters and not to be withdrawn except after consultation with the Embassy. I have meantime requested British Chargé d’Affaires to detain English gunboat Shearwater until our Government shall have taken action.