File No. 312.115C96/15a

The Secretary of State to Collector Cobb


Earnestly seek cooperation of Juarez and Chihuahua authorities to give every facility to special train being sent by friends of deceased Americans who met their deaths at hands of bandits yesterday to the end that the bodies may be, recovered. If transfer of bodies to El Paso impracticable, use every effort to have them given decent burial and have graves marked for identification and removal later.

Request authorities Chihuahua to send forces against bandits for capture and punishment.