File No. 312.11/6914.

The Secretary of State to Special Agent Silliman .


As result inadequate protection in Yaqui Valley, Indians killed four Mexicans November 10 near Bacum. American settlers request troops be sent to Los Hornos for their protection.

Request appropriate authorities to inform General Dieguez of this situation and urge them to order Dieguez to station permanent guards at Los Hornos and other points in Yaqui Valley wherever necessary in order to prevent a repetition of the atrocities of last May when several Americans were killed by Indians.