File No. 812.00/6095c.

The Secretary of State to the American Consul at Vera Cruz.


Repeat to Puerto Mexico, Salina Cruz, Frontera, Campeche, Progreso, and Tapachula the following, which was given to the press yesterday afternoon and was telegraphed to the Embassy at Mexico City:

[See telegram to the Ambassador, February 10, ante.]

You are instructed to be prepared to organize at once, in case there is any interference with communication between Vera Cruz and Mexico City, a corp of couriers or such other means of communication as it may be possible for you to provide.

The U. S. S. Virginia is due to arrive at Vera Cruz about February 15.