File No. 812.512/662.
The Secretary of State to Mr. M. J. Brophy.
Washington, May 29, 1915.
Judged by statements contained your letter May 22 you are apparently entitled to pay mining taxes to so-called Villa Government [Page 973] Chihuahua. In event taxes so paid, Department would endeavor protect your properties against any threatened confiscation by authorities Lower California because of non-payment taxes to them.