812.504/1448: Telegram

The Consul at Ensenada (Smale) to the Secretary of State

Department’s telegram of March 13, 5 p.m.27 I am reliably informed that the Governor28 returned from Mexico City with instructions of the President that the constitutional rights must be respected. Nevertheless, Chinese stores are to be closed and with the exception of few hours March 10th have been closed solely upon the basis of alleged nonconformity with laws such as reported bottom page 4 my despatch No. 797 February 28.27 Consulate retains conviction that the Chinese are likely to be driven from business in Ensenada probably by discriminatory application of minutiae of many laws and regulations which may be enforced.

Embassy informed.

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  2. The Governor of the Northern District of Lower California.
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