File No. 812.113/3855.
The Confidential Agent of the Constitutionalist Government to the Secretary of State.
Washington, December 31, 1915.
My dear Mr. Lansing: I am directed by my Government to invite your excellency’s attention to the fact that revolutionary conditions having changed in the States of Chihuahua and Sonora and the Territory of Lower California, it would seem unnecessary, save your excellency’s wiser opinion, to continue to enforce the embargo on arms and ammunition for all parties concerned and that the same should be confined only to the enemies of the de facto Government of Mexico, giving the latter the right to export arms and ammunition into the above-mentioned states and territory without the requisite of a special permission. Hoping that your excellency may find it consistent to recommend the above-mentioned method of supplying our army with the indispensable elements of war, I hasten to thank you for your good offices in the matter.
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