File No. 312.52/141.

Ambassador Willard to the Secretary of State.


Minister for Foreign Affairs requests me to thank the Department of State for the prompt assistance rendered by our Consul at Chihuahua and Consular agent at Torreon to Cardenas now at El Paso. He earnestly requests that said Consuls be permitted to further assist Cardenas in establishing the fact that the sixty self-supporting Spanish families and the ten families supported by charity, all in El Paso, have taken no part in Mexican affairs, and thereby secure such guarantees from the revolutionist commanders as will justify these families in returning to their home.