File No. 312.115/259

Special Agent Silliman to the Secretary of State


Governor of Coahuila sent me word by special messenger that the military appropriation of stock on American properties on the frontier of Coahuila was unauthorized; that orders had been issued for their return to owners and that the officer who had appropriated the stock had been ordered to Saltillo for explanation. Also sent word that the command of General Nurguia had come to Piedras Negras to patrol border and prevent incursions of bandits from Mexican territory into the United States.