812.00/22740: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Mexico (Summerlin)

2021. Department has been informed that on May 23 Yaqui Indians raided vicinity of Ontagota Block 32, subdivision of Richardson Construction Company, Yaqui Valley, killing a German settler and seriously wounding one American, and that most of the troops previously stationed in Valley have been removed therefrom. Remaining troops are said to be preparing to leave while farmers in Valley are trying to harvest six thousand acres of wheat.

Promptly acquaint Foreign Office with situation and urgently request that sufficient military forces be permanently stationed in Yaqui Valley for protection of American lives and property.