File No. 312.115R39/15
The Secretary of State to Ambassador Fletcher
Washington, April 4, 1917, 6 p.m.
93. Reference Department’s March 28, 3 p.m.2 Department informed authorities have taken possession certain property of American [Page 1073] owned Richardson Construction Company and have commenced sale in Guaymas of company’s movable property. Proceedings apparently based upon exorbitant taxes levied by military decree in violation of contract between Richardson Company and State Sonora, dated September 21, 1909 and running ten years. Reported similar proceedings ordered against other American interests.
Urgently renew representations and request issuance orders for suspension of proceedings of attachment and sale so that matters of difference may be thoroughly investigated by two Governments. Report immediately.
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