File No. 812.001H87/24.

The Secretary of State to the Governor of Texas.


Your telegram June 30. Department considers that extradition would be unwise at this time owing to the well-known conditions which exist throughout the Republic of Mexico, the probable doubt as to the political character of the crimes charged, the lack of orderly machinery of justice by which a fair trial could be expected, and the possibility that accomplices in Mexico may take this means of obtaining the release and return of their leader.

Robert Lansing.