File No. 812.00/20461

The Secretary of War to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to enclose herewith copy of telegram No. 4420, from General Funston, reporting the movement of General Pershing’s command to the border.

Very sincerely yours,

Newton D. Baker

General Funston to the Adjutant General of the Army

Your No. 5733 received. Necessary orders were sent to General Pershing last night. He reports at 3.15 a.m. January 28 that withdrawal will be conducted by brigades in four separate columns. This on account of scarcity of water. The last column will be a provisional cavalry brigade which will leave Dublan on January 31. All detachments will reach Palomas, Chihuahua, February 4 and marches into Columbus, N. M. on February 5.