File No. 812.00/14735.

The Adjutant General to General Funston.


American Consul Matamoros on March 27 telegraphed State Department that there had been some firing from Brownsville, Texas, into Matamoros, Mexico. Secretary State has requested Governor Texas to have local authorities take appropriate precautionary measures to prevent repetition. He requests United States military authorities [Page 797] in vicinity Brownsville be instructed by wire to the end that further firing from Brownsville into Matamoros be prevented. Take appropriate measures accordingly.