File No. 312.115/266


220. Department informed American owners plantations, Buena Ventura, Las Palmas and La Junta, at Cascajal, Vera Cruz, were visited July 14, by Carrancista troops, who threatened to loot plantations and execute native administrator unless he left properties, and that administrator’s consequent departure lays properties open to much loss.

Advise appropriate authorities and request immediate orders permitting return administrator and that property be adequately protected.