File No. 312.67/68

The Secretary of State to Special Representative Rodgers

Sir: The Department encloses herewith a copy of a despatch from the American Consul at Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, relative to the seizure of one hundred and twenty-five pesos by Mexican authorities at Nuevo Laredo, the property of Carlos Dominguez, a Syrian.

The Department desires you to bring this matter to the attention of the appropriate authorities, and to request that the money be returned to Mr. Dominguez.

In this connection it may be stated that all American Consuls in Mexico were instructed, on January 9, 1915, to use their unofficial good offices in behalf of Ottoman subjects, because the Turkish Government had no consular representatives in Mexico.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State,
Wilbur J. Carr