Experiences and Observations of an American Consilar Officer During the Recent Mexican Revolutions
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...already waning temper, and said that the foreign Consuls had not been invited to the meeting as such. To this, I replied, that when General Villa's message was delivered to me in the manner that it was, ' I took it as being because of my official position; but that as I may have been mistaken, and inasmuch as I feared that an official aura would remain, however strenuously I might assume that I was present at such meeting in a strictly private capacity, with the consent of the representative of General Villa, I would retire. I will add that I took occasion to remark before leaving that I felt I would refelect the sentiments of all my countrymen there, in saying that they would gladly give the half of all they possessed in Mexico, if such would guarantee permanent peace to the Mexican people, but to contribute one cent to the support of armed forces, no! The meeting proved a complete fiasco, the representative finally saying--as I was afterwards told--that then the general tax assessments would have to be increased. This was the only occasion in my various experiences with the local Consular corps that caused me to feel a little sore; for, after having come in a body to the American Consulate, and begging me to take the lead--offering to back me up in anything I might say--not one of them followed me out when I left the hall. Perhaps they did not mean they would back me up in anything that I might "do." March llth, 1915. Governor Medina's Decree, No. 62, Imposing an Extraordinary Tax on Foreigners under the Guise of a State Tax, But in Reality for Military Purposes. I am herewith enclosing a printed copy of Governor Medina's decree, No. 62, and would call your attention to the strictly American people, and companies, in the list thereto appended, ...
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