File No. 723.2515/116.

The Secretary of State to the American Chargé d’Affaires at Santiago.


The Government of the United States, through its Legation at Lima, has been requested to undertake the protection of Peruvian [Page 1184] citizens in Chile. The Government of the United States is willing that its Legation exercise its impartial good offices in their behalf. You will, if the Chilean Government consents, act accordingly during the suspension of diplomatic relations. Repeat to Lima for information.