The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Mexico (Hanna)
114. Embassy telegrams, April 12, 11 p.m. and April 13, noon.3 You should limit yourself carefully to actions in cause of humanity and in aid only of lives obviously and immediately threatened. Furthermore, such actions should be discontinued upon disappearance of the danger. Therefore no moves should be made which may be interpreted as assistance to Generals Obregón and Hill in their political projects.
Inform Department by wire of any proposed action by the missions of Great Britain and other governments. Also inform of new developments immediately. You will find additional advice and guidance in Department’s instruction no. 1227, February 24, 1913.4