The Acting Secretary of State to the Mexican Ambassador ( Bonillas )

Referring to the memorandum of His Excellency the Mexican Ambassador of March 20, 1919, in regard to violations of the neutrality laws of the United States by Federico Cervantes and other [Page 557] Mexicans in Texas, who attempted to join Francisco Villa’s forces in Mexico, the Acting Secretary of State has the honor to state that he is advised by the Attorney General that, on April 16, the trial of Cervantes and his associates terminated in a verdict of guilty, rendered by the jury.