File No. 812.00/14592.

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of War.


Department is today sending following telegram to Consul at Nuevo Laredo:

State of Texas having consented, permission is hereby granted General Ricaut to transport wounded soldiers to Matamoros. Cost of transportation over Texas soil and other expenses to be borne by General Ricaut.

Please instruct the military authorities at Laredo to take suitable action in the premises.

W. J. Bryan.