File No. 812.504/86
Ambassador Fletcher to the Secretary of State
Mexico City , April 27, 1917, 5 p.m.
139. Your telegram No. 131, and in connection with later reports from Tampico, I have received assurances from the acting Minister for Foreign Affairs that the Ministry of War and Marine will be requested at once to order the military commander at Tampico to take immediate steps to protect American life and property.