File No. 312.115/141.
The Secretary of State to Special Agent Silliman.
Washington, March 5, 1915.
Report whether annulment as to foreigners of special tax decree, Mexico City, includes Mexican corporations in which foreigners own majority stock. If not, file protest against imposition tax behalf Compañía Mexicana de Garantías following grounds:
- Company has complied with laws and regulations imposed by duly constituted Mexican authorities and should not be discriminated against by imposition special tax.
- Tax levied by military order instead civil authorities.
- Annulment should include corporations whose stock owned by foreigners otherwise interests and property rights American citizens will be discriminated against.
Add stock this company apparently almost entirely owned by American citizens.