852.00/2734: Telegram

The Consul at Valencia (Davis) to the Secretary of State

Secret arbitrary executions well-to-do Spanish people continue at the rate of about 30 every night. The Government has no control and the situation such as to render doubtful whether protection of life and property American citizens can be depended upon. The danger is now great for those engaged in business and I have advised immediate departure of these since they also have no voice in the management of their business.

Panic among the employer class and the execution Polish honorary consul has resulted in assiduous attempts on the part of honorary consuls to obtain some measure of protection by this Consulate. Please instruct. I have declined so far.