File No. 312.11/6958.

Acting Consular Agent McPherson to the Secretary of State.


Los Hornos has now fifty troops. General keeps promising troops but sends none into Yaqui Valley. Richardson Construction Company reports Yaquis have been seen several times in Valley. I would advise you urge General Carranza give strict orders to send three hundred troops Yaqui Valley at once.

Also situation at Los Mochis serious. No troops sent up to date to protect Americans there. Both Villa and Carranza troops looting and stealing.

Some urgent steps should at once be taken and insist upon General Dieguez furnishing troops for both Yaqui Valley and Los Mochis, otherwise situation will get worse.