File No. 812.00/14747.

General Funston to the Adjutant General.


425–A. Commanding Officer Laredo, Texas, reports today that Mexican Commander, Nuevo Laredo, after having had authority for eight days to send his wounded to Laredo, now desires to send fifteen men to Matamoros. In view of the fact that Matamoros is now being attacked by Villa troops and that Nuevo Laredo will probably soon be attacked also, I have given orders to Commanding Officer, Laredo, not to permit any wounded to be sent to our side of border from Nuevo Laredo till further orders. If sent over now they would probably become a public charge for an indefinite time.