File No. 612.1123/67.

Special Agent Silliman to the Secretary of State .


Department’s March 8. Secretary of the Treasury thinks favorably of a plan which will, first, guarantee to the Carranza Government the export duty; second, guarantee that value of sisal would not be paid to shippers but might be held for their account until present differences are settled; third, a guaranty of no importation. Does Department consider the proposition practicable?