File No. 312.115C96/10

The Secretary of State to Mr. Arredondo

Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a telegram which I am to-day sending to Consul John R. Silliman, at Querétaro, Mexico, in regard to the cruel murder by outlaws of sixteen American citizens in the State of Chihuahua. I also inclose a copy of another telegram addressed to Mr. Silliman relative to conditions in the State of Durango.

I shall appreciate it if you will take such action as may be possible, to the end that a vigorous campaign be instituted against the bands of outlaws now operating in the states mentioned.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing