File No. 312.51/108.

The Secretary of State to Vice-Consul Blocker.

No. 285.]

Sir: The Department has received your telegram of January 31, 1915, reporting that you have refused to certify invoices of coal entered for export to the United States by the Constitutionalist authorities for the reason that the coal was taken from the Rio Escondido and Agujita coal mines, owned by French and American citizens.

Your action in the matter is approved by the Department.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Wilbur J. Carr.