812.00/23530: Telegram

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

81. Local press to-day published a telegram recently sent to President Carranza by General Obregón asserting that the latter’s military [Page 133] supporters for the Presidency are being persecuted while those of Bonillas are given every protection and implying that this is being done with the connivance of the Carranza administration, and a long telegram from President Carranza in reply denying the assertion and severely criticising General Obregón and his followers for their attitude in the campaign.