The Secretary of State to the Mexican Chargé ( Diego-Fernández )

Sir: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your note of April 10, 1920,5 confirming your oral statement to the effect that Villa followers appear to have selected the Santa Elena district of the State of Texas as a base from which to cross the international boundary line for the purpose of fomenting disturbances in the State of Chihuahua. You request that vigilance be exercised in the district referred to with the view to preventing the violation of the neutrality laws of this Government.

In reply you are informed that the substance of your note is being brought to the attention of the proper authorities of this Government for such action in the premises as they may deem appropriate.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Alvey A. Adee
  1. Not printed; complaints were also made by the Mexican Embassy Jan. 29, Feb. 3, Feb. 16, and Feb. 27.