File No. 812.63/49.

The Acting Secretary of State to Special Agent Carothers.


At request of Mines Company of America, present following facts to Villa concerning mining decree:

Company not only willing but anxious to operate if given adequate protection.
Law in present form utterly impracticable because economic impossibility to put down shafts and drive tunnels simultaneously on every twelve and one-half acres mining property held in Mexico at the present time.