File No. 312.11/8460
Ambassador Fletcher to the Secretary of State
Mexico City , June 11, 1917 .
Sir: With reference to the Department’s telegram No. 217, May 31, 7 p.m., I have the honor to state that a communication has been received from the Foreign Office to the effect that the matter had been referred to the War Department with the recommendation that orders be issued to afford adequate protection to the lives and interests of American citizens in the Yaqui Valley.
I have [etc.]