File No. 812.516/177

The British Embassy to the Secretary of State


A written demand was made on the 15th instant by the Carranza Government on the Banco Internacional Hipotecario, which is a Mexican Company but belongs to an English family named Honey, for 225,000 pesos. No reason or excuse was given. On the following day 125,000 were actually taken.

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His Majesty’s Government consider this incident as one of much importance both in itself and for the precedent which it establishes.

They request the United States Government to concert with them in any action which may appear to the United States Government as likely to be effective.

Colville Barclay