File No. 812.113/4453a
The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Treasury
Washington, July 21, 1916.
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the Secretary of War has directed General Funston, by telegraph, to permit all articles to cross the border into Mexico, except munitions of war and materials and machinery which may be used for the manufacture of munitions of war. General Funston has also been informed that munitions of war will be permitted to enter Mexico when authorized by special permit.
Accordingly, I have the honor to request that collectors of customs along the Mexican border be given corresponding instructions, by telegraph, by your Department.
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