File No. 312.115B61

The Acting Secretary of State to Special Representative Rodgers


193. Department informed by A. R. Blankenship, American citizen, that on June 20, while escaping from Mexico and on board tanker San Nicholas in Tuxpam River, Mexican officials took from him 15,500 pesos, in bank notes, proceeds of his cattle sold, and that he telegraphed Secretary Hacienda for return of money which officials Tuxpam harbor, Colonel Angeles, took from him one hundred sixty-five dollars, his only remaining money.

Request appropriate authorities immediately turn over to you money taken from Mr. Blankenship and say that it is assumed, of course, that they do not approve of such lawless methods of dealing with American citizens and will be glad to make immediate reparation. Report.