File No. 312.41/393.

Consul Letcher to the Secretary of State.

No. 627.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s No. 350 of April 6, 1915, relative to the depredations being committed on the ranch property belonging to the estate of the late W. S. Benton, I have the honor to report that I have suggested to Mr. Harvie, resident manager of the property, that he take the matter up with the British Vice Consul. I have also conferred with the latter and offered him my cooperation in further proceedings on his part, as instructed in the Department’s communication under acknowledgment.

I have [etc.]

Marion Letcher.