812.404/1509a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels)

24. Borah resolution40 contains allegations that “American citizens of the Christian faiths have been outraged and reviled, their homes [Page 786]invaded, their civil rights abridged, and their lives placed in jeopardy” and further that “cruelties and brutalities have accompanied the campaign of the Mexican Government against the profession and practice of religious beliefs by our nationals.”

Telegraph immediately whether Embassy has any information tending to substantiate these allegations of mistreatment of or denial of rights to American citizens in Mexico. Should any such information come to your attention in the future you should report it promptly to the Department by telegram instructing all Consuls to do likewise.

  1. S. Res. 70, 74th Cong., 1st sess., p. 786.