File No. 812.504/85
The Secretary of State to Ambassador Fletcher
Washington, April 27, 1917, 7 p.m.
140. See Consul Dawson’s telegram April 26, 5 p.m., relative to increasing strike disorders at Tampico, and refusal of authorities to afford protection.
Bring matter immediately to attention General Carranza, pointing out to him extreme gravity of situation, and request that orders be telegraphed Tampico authorities to afford adequate protection for American life and property.