File No. 812.512/1044
The Secretary of State to Special Agent Silliman
Washington , February 26, 1916, 4 p.m.
Your 4, February 24, 4 p.m. You will say to General Carranza that this Government is deeply disappointed at his attitude toward the representations of this Government in a matter so vitally affecting a vast amount of American owned property. You will also say to him that this Government, while not wishing to add to the many difficulties confronting the de facto Government, feels it to be its duty towards its own citizens very earnestly but respectfully to reaffirm the tenor of its telegrams on this subject, of June 30 and December 28 last, and the 21st instant.