File No. 312.115C96/36

The Secretary of State to Collector Cobb


Ascertain whether Watson and companions requested military escort or guard for their trip from Chihuahua to Cusihuiriachic. If so, did authorities refuse to furnish escort or guard? Also ascertain [Page 657] what assurances, if any, Watson and companions had received from Mexican authorities that it would be safe to resume operations at Cusihuiriachic.