File No. 312.115/122.
The Brazilian Minister to Mexico to the Secretary of State.
Mexico City, February 25, 1915.
363. Department’s 482, February 25, received and Americans notified accordingly. American colony at a meeting held to-day passed the following resolution:
Resolved: that it is the sense of this meeting that citizens of the United States of America are under no obligation to pay this tax or any part of it and that we will not pay it.
The Spanish, French, English, and Germans have adopted a similar course. Tomorrow foreign banks, business houses and some other corporations will close their business places until conditions regarding this tax are changed.