File No. 312.51/129.

The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador.

My dear Mr. Ambassador: It affords me pleasure to enclose herewith for your information a copy of a despatch from the American Consul at San Luis Potosí, Mexico, from which I am glad to learn that he was instrumental in obtaining the release of Mr. C. Garcin, a French merchant, who was arrested in that city on June 16, and was liberated on the same day.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing.

Consul Bonney to the Secretary of State.

Sir: I have the honor to report that on June 16, 1915, Mr. C. Garcin, a prominent French merchant of San Luis Potosí, was arrested by the military authorities and it was reported to me he was in great danger.

At the request of the French Vice Consul, Mr. Enrique Reinier, I accompanied him to the car of General Tomas Urbina, and together we secured the release of Mr. Garcin the same day.

I have [etc.]

Wilbert L. Bonney.