File No. 701.5212/3.

Special Agent Silliman to the Secretary of State.


Acting upon the suggestion of the Secretary of State to the Brazilian Minister, I have telegraphed Carranza in behalf of Angel Caso. The result is very doubtful because the instruction to Obregon, which the Spanish Minister considers exceedingly offensive and even threat, came from Carranza himself by telegraph. The man in a confidential conversation with me three weeks ago voluntarily made very favorable expressions regarding Carranza. He is thought to be in the Spanish Legation but is not there and may escape arrest.