File No. 812.00/14477.
The Secretary of State to the Brazilian Minister to Mexico.
Washington, March 4, 1915—2 p.m.
501. Your 380, March 2, communicating statement issued by International Committee, received and forwarded to Carranza with earnest representations. Judge Douglas, Carranza’s Washington attorney, is now at Vera Cruz and may be able to render some assistance in averting threatened difficulties. The International Committee acted wisely in organizing for the rendering of assistance. If a commission of Mexicans will undertake the relief of the native population it may avoid friction if the International Committee will invite such cooperation.