File No. 812.512/662.

The Secretary of State to Mr. M. J. Brophy .


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.

W. J. Bryan.