The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Mexico ( Summerlin )
2302. Your November 19, Jenkins’ rearrest.
State to the Foreign Office that in view of the losses and hardships already suffered by Jenkins as a result of his abduction arising through the failure of the Mexican Government to extend adequate protection and his first arrest by the Mexican authorities, the Government of the United States is surprised and incensed to learn that he has again been imprisoned. His rearrest seems to this Government from the evidence in its possession entirely unwarranted and an arbitrary exercise of public authority. You will add that continued persecution or further molestation of Jenkins cannot but have a very serious effect upon the relations between the two countries, for which the Mexican Government will be solely responsible.
You will therefore request Jenkins immediate release, unless he shall have been released previous to the receipt of this telegram.