File No. 812.00/6019.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Governor of Texas.


Your telegram January 30 addressed to the President referred to this Department. Immediately upon receipt of your message the [Page 696] War Department was requested to renew to the General in command at El Paso the general precautionary instructions relative to notifying the leaders of the Federal and insurrectionary forces at Ciudad Juarez that in any engagements that might occur between them there must not be any firing which would result in the passage of bullets across the international boundary line, and such orders were sent by the War Department last night. The attention of the Mexican Government had already been called to the situation.

Huntington Wilson.