File No. 312.115/118.
The Secretary of State to Consul Canada.
Washington, February 25, 1915.
Department informed Obregon has issued decree exacting payment by 6 p.m. Friday next, ¾ of 1 per cent on capital corporations and private individuals in federal district including foreigners, penalties for nonpayment being confiscation, appointment of receivers and imprisonment for 30 days.
Request Carranza order reconsideration this decree as affecting American citizens and other foreigners. Point out injustice of short time limit and unwarrantedly drastic penalties. Request immediate action. Report.