File No. 812.00/5867.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


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sending of war vessels adequate to meet the situation, with instructions to remain in those waters and not to be withdrawn except after consultation with the Embassy.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.