File No. 812.113/4132

The Governor of New Mexico to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have to acknowledge receipt of your letter of April 28, relative to the probable practice of parties taking small quantities of arms and ammunition across the international border into the Republic of Mexico in an illegal way.

It seems to me that all that I can do at the present time will be to notify the officers of the border counties to be on the lookout and use every possible means to prevent such practices and apprehend those who may be guilty.

I shall notify these officers immediately and you may be sure that I will use all the means in my power to accomplish what is desired and seems most desirable at the present time.

I have [etc.]

W. C. McDonald