File No. 812.512/583.

The Secretary of State to the Brazilian Minister to Mexico.


Please request appropriate authorities advise you immediately whether Governor Cantú, functioning Ensenada, is subject to orders from Mexico City, and if so to whom and how taxes on mining property Lower California may be paid. Also please request that, owing to existing confusion, no action be taken looking to forfeiture American-owned property that section for non-payment taxes.

W. J. Bryan.