File No. 312.52/595.

The Secretary of State to Consul Bevan .

No. 797.]

Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 1398 of March 24, 1915, with regard to the political conditions in your consular district.

With respect to the statements relative to the request of Spanish merchants that the seal of the American Consulate be placed on their doors in a certain contingency, you are informed that the Department does not desire that such action be taken and understands that there is a Spanish consular representative in Tampico.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Wilbur J. Carr.