File No. 701.5212/1a.

The Secretary of State to the Brazilian Minister to Mexico.


431. Department informed by Spanish Embassy here that Angel Caso, Special Representative of Spanish Government near General Villa, now in Mexico City, threatened with arrest by Carranza forces.

Please confer with appropriate authorities and point out to them the serious consequences that may result from the arrest of a diplomatic officer of a foreign government and strenuously protest against such action. Mr. Silliman may be of service in matter in view of his friendly relations with General Carranza.