411.12 Gomez and Rubio/7: Telegram

The Governor of Oklahoma (Murray) to the Secretary of State

Further referring to the killing of the two Mexican citizens, I have to report that the State’s Criminal Investigator and Attorney General are at Ardmore aiding the investigation. I have also sent my secretary who is a lawyer for the same purpose. In addition I have also commissioned Colonel Charles Clowe to accompany the bodies to Mexico City together with Messena Bancroft Murray to accompany Colonel Clowe to the Mexican boundary. I especially request that you notify the American Minister of [Ambassador to] Mexico of the coming of Colonel Clowe as he has no passport and might require same for return.

William H. Murray