File No. 3742/36–42.

Minister Coombs to the Secretary of State.

No. 170.]

Sir: I have the honor to state that Mr. Leguia was inaugurated President of Peru on the 24th instant with the usual ceremony for conducting the transmission of power from the outgoing to the incoming President.

The ceremony, which took place in the new House of Deputies, was dignified and impressive.

The diplomatic and consular corps were present by invitation.

On the next day, the 25th, the new President, attended by his cabinet, received the diplomatic corps at the palace, and afterwards I called upon the retiring President, Mr. Pardo.

I have, etc.,

Leslie Coombs.