File No. 312.11/8471

Chargé Summerlin to the Secretary of State

No. 313

Sir: Referring further to the Department’s telegram No. 217, May 31, 7 p.m., and to the Embassy’s despatch No. 221, June 11, 1917, regarding the reported raiding of American property in the Yaqui Valley, I have the honor to attach a translation of a note from the Foreign Office, dated June 27, relative to the matter.

I have [etc.]

George T. Summerlin

The Subsecretary of State to Ambassador Fletcher

Mr. Ambassador: I have the honor to state to your excellency, in further reference to your note No. 60 which you addressed to me on the 1st instant, that the Ministry of War and Marine, to which I opportunely recommended that orders be issued to afford adequate protection to the lives and interests of the American citizens located in the Yaqui Valley, has informed me that it has taken the measures which the case requires with a view to improving the conditions to which your excellency refers in the note under consideration.

I improve this occasion to renew [etc.]

E. Garza Perez