STATEMENT BY SIR EDWARD GREY.
(Received February 24, 9.25 a.m.)
LONDON, February 23,
Sir Edward Grey, replying to ,questions previous to Benton's execution said the United States had impressed upon the Mexican Government the importance of respecting the lives and properties of Europeans. The fact of the Foreign Office communicating with the United States did not imply any American responsibility. He communicated with the United States because the latter alone could exercise influence with Mexico and get justice done. (Received February 24, 11.20 a.m..) He added that the American Consul stated that General. Villa had explained that Benton was court-martialled. and. shot for plotting to assassinate him. '
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STATEMENT BY SIR EDWARD GREY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914
STATEMENT BY SIR EDWARD GREY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914
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