The Mexican Ambassador (Bonillas) to the Secretary of State
Excellency: It has been reported to my Government that on the 23rd of this month, at eleven a.m., an army aeroplane from Douglas, Arizona, flew at a height of about eight hundred meters above Nogales, Arizona, near the boundary line. The crew fired a machine gun several times, and some of the bullets carried as far as Nogales, Sonora, one hitting a dwelling where it luckily caused no bodily injury.[Page 565]
Under instructions received to that effect from my Government, I have the honor to bring the foregoing to Your Excellency’s knowledge with a request that you kindly use your good offices to have the facts investigated and suitable punishment brought upon those who may be found guilty.
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