File No. 312.115/110.

The Secretary of State to Vice Consul Bevan .

No. 744.]

Sir: The Department has received your despatch, No. 1316, dated December 12, 1914, with reference to forced contributions in the Tuxpam oil district.

Under date of December 24, 1914, the Department telegraphed to the American Consul at Vera Cruz, referring to your report and directing him to request Carranza to send a force sufficient to protect the companies in question from this imposition.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Wilbur J. Carr.