File No. 812.113/8767

Ambassador Fletcher to the Secretary of State


350. Have had a long interview with President Carranza who asked me to express his appreciation of the action of our Government in regard to cartridges. He stated that he would like to have the cartridges delivered in various lots at several Mexican frontier points along the railway and will furnish me with a memorandum indicating the amount and destination. He says this arrangement will be much more convenient and safer than bringing the entire quantity into [Page 1087] Mexico via Laredo and then sending it across to Chihuahua and other places where it is needed. I suggest that I be instructed to inform him that such an arrangement will be satisfactory to us.