File No. 812.00/6019.

The President’s Secretary to the Secretary of State.

Dear Mr. Secretary: The President directs me to send you for attention the enclosed copy of a telegram from Governor Colquitt.

Sincerely yours,

Charles D. Hilles.

The Governor of Texas to the President.

Am advised that one thousand rebels under Salazar surrounding Juarez, prospective battle in forty-eight hours. Will you kindly direct necessary steps be taken to prevent firing into El Paso. Please answer.

O. B. Colquitt.