File No. 812.512/558.

Consul General Shanklin to the Secretary of State.

Sir: I have the honor to request the Department’s instruction in regard to the payment of mining and land taxes on behalf of American citizens with such interests in Mexico. For many months before I left Mexico City I was able to pay such taxes into the Treasury Department there, regardless of where the property was situated, and now that the Carrancista (Constitutionalista) Government has [Page 964]established its capital here in Veracruz, has brought all archives of the different departments here, several Americans have written me in regard to the payment of their taxes here. I await the Department’s instruction.

I have [etc.]

Arnold Shanklin.