File No. 312.11/6919.

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy .

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of November 15, 1915, quoting a telegram [etc.].

In reply I have the honor to inform you that telegraphic instructions were sent to Mr. John E. Silliman on November 15, directing him to urge the appropriate authorities to station adequate guards at Los Hornos and other points in the Yaqui Valley.

I have [etc.]

Robert Lansing.