The Chinese Chargé (Yung Kwai) to the Secretary of State
During the last few years internal disorders in Mexico have been such as to render life and property unsafe for Chinese citizens in many parts of that country.[Page 577]
At the request of the Chinese Legation, the Department of State has been good enough to send instructions to American Consular officers in various parts of Mexico to use their good offices to protect Chinese citizens in time of need.55 In recent months the situation in Mexico seems to have grown worse, and many outrages have been committed upon Chinese residents.
In pursuance of instructions from his Government the Chinese Chargé d’Affaires begs to request that fresh instructions be sent to American Consular officers in Mexico to afford protection to Chinese citizens in case of necessity; and he desires to thank the Department in advance for its kind compliance with his request.