File No. 312.11/6951.

The Secretary of State to Consul Simpich.


Department informed anarchy prevails at Los Mochis and that properties of about fifty American settlers are being looted. Americans [Page 846] have been driven from their homes and fear total destruction their holdings.

Inform General Obregon and ask him immediately to order an adequate force to garrison Los Mochis permanently, otherwise a repetition of the present conditions is certain to occur.