File No. 823.00/107.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


Your August 4. The general opinion, corroborated by Billinghurst supporters, is that the ex-President will soon be unconditionally released. His son and brother are now at liberty. Representations have been made at the Foreign Office and among the Diplomatic Corps for concerted action. Application for an audience with the President remains unanswered, but an early interview was promised yesterday at the Foreign Office.