File No. 812.113/5770

The Secretary of State to Mr. De Negri

Sir: I am in receipt of your letter of February 5, 1917, requesting that permission be given for the exportation, from the United States to Mexico, of two million rounds of ammunition, for the use of General Murguia, Commander of the forces of the de facto Government of Mexico in the State of Chihuahua.

It is regretted that I do not see my way clear to recommend that permission be given for the shipment of this ammunition, at this time.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing