File No. 812.00/20473

The Secretary of War to the Secretary of State

The Secretary of War presents his compliments to the Honorable the Secretary of State and has the honor to inclose herewith, for his information, copy of telegram received from the commanding general, Southern Department, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, dated February 2, 1917, quoting a telegram from General Pershing with reference to the movement out of Mexico.

Newton D. Baker

General Funston to the Adjutant General of the Army

Following received from General Pershing from Ojo Federico dated February 1:

“Reached Ojo today with last cavalry brigade. Camp tomorrow night Espia. Two contingents refugees have reached Palomas. They are being sent Columbus tomorrow morning under guard to be examined by immigration officials. Entire movement progressing satisfactorily.”