File No. 812.512/1222

Special Representative Rodgers to the Secretary of State


130. Cabrera informed me today that on basis of representations concerning action various state governors against American mining properties in the matter of taxes or levies orders had been issued to prevent any collection taxes by state authorities and that State taxes hereafter will be added to federal export tax of ten per cent ad valorem for precious metals and five per cent for nonprecious metals, net result being same to property.

Also stated that General Carranza has issued stringent orders that no action on the part of state governments against mining properties shall be taken without consent federal authorities. Assured that special instructions to this effect previously were not sent governors concerning American properties reported affected by me.

Cabrera consented further to discuss general matter mining taxes with me. Will take advantage this in near future if opportune time presents.