125.61383 J 41/48
The Chargé in Mexico (Summerlin) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 13.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s instruction No. 1254 of January 17, regarding the inquiry of American Consular Agent William O. Jenkins as to what steps he should take to obtain reimbursement of the financial losses suffered by him as a consequence of his recent abduction by Mexican rebels, I have the honor to enclose, herewith, a copy of Mr. Jenkins’ letter of the first instant, addressed to me, in which he makes definite report as to his views with respect to the matter of reimbursement.
Attention is invited to Mr. Jenkins’ statement on page three of the enclosed copy of his letter to the effect that final decision of his case may be delayed indefinitely pending a second reference to the [Page 253] Federal Supreme Court for a decision as to whether the State Criminal Judge has jurisdiction over the case. In this connection reference is made to my despatch No. 2147 , of the second instant, concerning the refusal of the Mexican Government to issue an exequatur to Mr. Jenkins.
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