File No. 312.52/194.
Consul Letcher to the Secretary of State.
Chihuahua, March 16, 1914.
Department’s February 25. Military Governor Chao replies on behalf of General Villa to my note directed to the latter urging an investigation of the killing of Jose and Agustin Gonzalez that the state government is not authorized under orders prevailing to treat on matters of international bearing and that questions of this character should be addressed to the First Chief of the revolution.