125.61383/139: Telegram

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

3242. Confidential. In a telegram dated last night received this morning Hanna58 reports that in a conference yesterday with the legal representative of Jenkins at which Jenkins appears to have been present Cordoba demanded 300,000 pesos gold and Jenkins agreed because of his critical physical condition. Hanna states that Jenkins is to be released today on the payment of the amount demanded in cash and in drafts provided Jenkins and his friends guarantee with their lives that the drafts will be honored.

  1. Matthew E. Hanna, Secretary of Embassy, temporarily at Puebla.