File No. 701.5212/10.
Mexico City, February 9, 1915.
321. Spanish Minister has informed me and other colleagues that he received this evening a telegraphic communication from Carranza intimating to him to leave the country within 24 hours to be counted from midnight of tomorrow. He will leave Mexico City February 11, for Vera Cruz, the only road now open. As the time is too short and he will arrive at Vera Cruz too late to find means of leaving the country within specified time, and so run risk of getting in trouble, it was thought you may arrange that an officer of the American man-of-war there could be ordered meet him at the station and take him immediately on board the American boat, where he could await first opportunity to leave.