File No. 812.113/3725.

The Attorney General to the Secretary of State .

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have sent the following telegram of instructions to the United States Attorneys for Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and the Southern District of California:

President has issued embargo proclamation effective today prohibiting shipments munitions of war into Mexico in precise language of previous proclamation of 1912. President has also limited operation so as to except from the prohibition munitions consigned for use of recognized Carranza Government or for industrial or commercial uses except in Chihuahua, Sonora and Lower California. As to those States and Territory embargo is complete. You are directed to take prompt and vigorous measures to enforce law under this proclamation.

The United States Attorneys have also been directed to transmit the instructions to the United States Marshals, and the Special Agents of the Department of Justice have been similarly instructed.


T. W. Gregory.