File No. 812.6363/206

Special Agent Silliman to the Secretary of State


Department’s January 21, 5 p.m. Compañia Petrolera Maritima. Have had two interviews with Foreign Secretary on this matter and [Page 755] have gone over with him most carefully and fully the Department’s message. The Secretary, speaking for General Carranza, limits himself for the present to the following reply:

The Government of Mexico is surprised that the Government of the United States should make the representation transmitted when only the interests of Mexican citizens appear concerned.