File No. 312.51/132.
The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador.
Washington, August 4, 1915.
Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your excellency’s note of July 28, 1915, in which you ask the Department to instruct the American Vice Consul at Durango, Mexico, to use his influence with the local authorities at that place, in order that the life and property of Mr. Chanel, a French citizen, may be respected.
In reply I have the honor to inform your excellency that the Department has sent appropriate telegraphic instructions to the American Vice Consul at Durango, as requested.