File No. 312.115/319

Collector Cobb to the Secretary of State


Letter from Chihuahua 28th.

Yesterday afternoon at four we were called to State Treasury and told to put up our share of forced loan by six or go to penitentiary where twenty including Britisher Finey were later sent. They said this money would be repaid as soon as General Murguia gets back. He was in Zacatecas yesterday and ought to get there to-morrow if he does not stop at his ranch near Coloraca.

No information yet of Murguia reaching Chihuahua. If it is the intention to repay the loan, although they have the money, there is no indication of it yet.