File No. 812.113/1897a.

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Treasury.


Owing to the present disturbances in Mexico City, I have the honor to request that you send telegraphic instructions to the appropriate customs officials to withhold shipments of arms or munitions of war consigned to Mexico City or any point in the State of Mexico, whether already excepted by the President or not, until I shall again communicate with you. The President is being informed of this request.

P. C. Knox.