File No. 701.5212/33.

The Secretary of State to the Spanish Ambassador.

My dear Mr. Ambassador: Referring to previous correspondence in regard to the expulsion from Mexico of the Spanish Minister at Mexico City, I beg to inform you that the Department is in receipt of a telegram from Mr. John R. Silliman, dated at Vera Cruz, March 2, stating that a formal reply to his representations has not yet been received, but that both the Secretary of Gobernacion and the Secretary of Foreign Relations have informed Mr. Silliman personally that the case of the Spanish Minister could not be reconsidered.

I am [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.