812.00/22514: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Mexico ( Summerlin )

1876. The Department informed that bandits have recently been operating apparently with impunity in vicinity Tapachula, Chiapas, and other points in that State, and that in the course of their operations they have killed at least two foreign residents.

Bring to attention of foreign office and urge emphatically that prompt steps be taken to apprehend and punish these murderers and put an end to the lawless conditions prevailing in that section.