File No. 823.00/105.
The American Minister to the Secretary of State.
Lima, July 31, 1913.
Your July 29. Vice President Leguía has been given asylum by the Italian Minister, who informed the Foreign Office on July 26 of the rumored attempt on the life of ex-President Leguía, who is still a prisoner. The representations of the Italian Minister were supported by the British and Brazilian Ministers and my own, asking for an ample guard. The Under Secretary of State assured me later that he had communicated these representations to the President. No attempt has been made on the life of the ex-President and indications forecast temporary quiet.[Page 1143]
The President is alleged to be the author of all the violence. The delicacy of the situation is aggravated by his announced inaccessibility as he distrusts his surroundings, but I hope for a personal interview.