File No. 312.115/323


Department’s undated message of July 3. Just informed that American S. and R. Company by letter from its General Manager at Monterey July 2 protested directly to Carranza. Said company and Chihuahua Potosi Mining Company together undertook protest through Mexican Consul General here which probably was not transmitted. I urged them to make their complaint to and through State Department and am now informed that local managers have written New York office to-day in effect so recommending.