File No. 312.11/8315
The Secretary of State to Mr. Parker, representing American interests in Mexico
Washington , January 4, 1917—4 p.m.
601. Request authorities to inform you what action they took on representations made pursuant to Department’s December 22, 4 p.m.,7 concerning, protection American life and property in Parral and Magistral districts.
Pointing out that Department’s information indicates that during recent bandit occupation of Parral, Howard Grey, American citizen, was killed and American property was generally looted, ask that guilty persons be apprehended and punished and say that this Government expects that prompt and energetic action will be taken to safeguard any American interests in districts mentioned.