File No. 612.1123/40.

Special Agent Silliman to the Secretary of State.


Department’s February 24. Carranza informs me today that for the present he can not permit exportation of sisal from Progreso. He is unable to say when traffic with port may be resumed. Am informed that conferences are being now held regarding settlement certain differences. If agreement can not be reached, the port will be closed as a means of subjugating the district. The Government greatly desires prompt settlement on account of the revenue of port. Campeche is not affected.