File No. 312.11/8447

The Secretary of State to Ambassador Fletcher


217. Department reliably informed Indians on 14th and 21st instant raided American property in Yaqui Valley. American farmers in Valley assert permanent protection against further depredations will make possible cultivation several hundred thousand acres for wheat production, but they fear their lives will be in danger unless such protection is furnished.

Immediately take up with appropriate authorities and urge them to take prompt steps to afford adequate and permanent protection for American life and property in Yaqui Valley, pointing out great importance having under cultivation largest possible acreage at this time.