File No. 312.11/6951.

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy.

Sir: Referring to recent telegrams from Admiral Winslow, copies of which have been sent to this Department, in regard to the situation at Los Mochis, Mexico, I have the honor to inform you that Mr. John R. Silliman was given telegraphic instructions last night to urge upon General Venustiano Carranza the importance of furnishing adequate protection for American life and property at Los Mochis.

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In this connection, I have the honor to request that Admiral Winslow be instructed by telegraph to keep the U. S. S. Annapolis at Topolobampo until order has been restored at Los Mochis.

I have [etc.]