File No. 812.00/14256.

The Brazilian Minister to Mexico to the Secretary of State .


Two members of the Protocol have just called upon me by direction of Gonzalez Garza, President of the Convention, to inform me officially that this morning at two o’clock, President Gutierrez and some Cabinet members had left town with destination unknown and that Gonzalez Garza had [omission]. In the meantime General Villa had telegraphed he would arrive this evening with sufficient force to sustain the decisions of the Convention; also that absolute order will be maintained in the city and that there should be no fears for the safety of nationals or foreigners as they had sufficient means at hand to suppress any disorders; also that martial law has been proclaimed.

Cardoso de Oliveira.