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File No. 812.00/11988

Admiral Fletcher to the Secretary of the Navy.


Mayo reports, April 11, 11 a.m.:

Received message from Zaragoza, substance being that he is ordered to await instruction as to action in arrest matter. Have voluntarily informed him that I will not report my failure to obtain promise of reparation until noon April 12. Do not expect compliance with my demands and consider it desirable that Department’s instructions as to further procedure reach me promptly.




I have received from Embassy, dated Sunday afternoon, April 12, the following:

Positive refusal of Mexican Government, in writing, to accede to demand of Admiral Mayo relative to the salute at Tampico.