File No. 812.00/14477.

The Secretary of State to Special Agent Silliman .


I am sending you telegram just received from the City of Mexico. Without showing the text to Carranza or mentioning the name of any person, call his attention to the facts stated in this telegram and say that it is signed by representatives of seventeen nationalities. Ask Judge Douglas, who I believe is now there, to join you in impressing upon Carranza the seriousness of the situation at the City of Mexico. If the facts are as stated General Carranza surely cannot approve of them or permit those acting under him to carry out the program which seems to have been arranged. Inform us at once as to General Carranza’s disposition in the matter. Telegram above referred to is as follows:

[Quotes telegram of March 2 from the Brazilian Minister transmitting the resolution of the International Committee.]