File No. 612.1123/107.

Special Agent Silliman to the Secretary of State .


Department’s March 11. We understand several vessels have loaded sisal at Progreso. During the last few days the blockade has not been effective. If Carranza gets possession as he expects, situation will be relieved; otherwise the plan under consideration appears impracticable. I can see nothing but trying to deal with a firm determination on the part of Carranza to keep the port closed.