File No. 312.11/6970.

The Secretary of the Navy to the Secretary of State.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of November 20, by which you inform this Department [etc.]

In compliance with your request, Admiral Winslow has been instructed by telegraph to retain a vessel at Topolobampo until order has been restored at Los Mochis.

Josephus Daniels.