File No. 812.001H87/24.
The Secretary of State to the Governor of Texas.
Washington, July 7, 1915.
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.