File No. 312.115C96/43

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of Labor

Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith, for such action as may be deemed appropriate, a copy of a telegram from Consul John R. Silliman, at Querétaro, Mexico, dated January 14, 6 p.m., stating that the de facto Government of Mexico requests that the military and immigration authorities of the United States cooperate with the Mexican authorities in their efforts to exterminate certain bands of outlaws now operating in the State of Chihuahua by denying the said outlaws refuge in this country.

A similar letter has been sent to the Secretary of War.

I have [etc.]

Robert Lansing