File No. 312.115/265

Special Representative Rodgers to the Secretary of State


218. Finding officials much less difficult to deal with and believe them now disposed to try to afford some protection to American affairs. It is evident that general instructions to suspend aggression against American property have been issued. Nevertheless some State Governments are very reluctant to abandon their proceedings against Americans. This has been admitted to me by officials. Am insisting daily that full protection shall be given Americans and American property in all sections under control de facto Government.