File No. 823.5048/132.

The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 29.]

Sir: With reference to previous correspondence relative to the Putumayo atrocities, I have the honour to transmit to you, herewith, two copies of a despatch from His Majesty’s Consul at Iquitos reporting on the recent visit to the Putumayo district, which he carried [Page 1288] out in the company of the United States Consul, Mr. James Fuller.1

In communicating this report to you I am to ask you to be so good as to furnish His Majesty’s Government with a copy of Mr. Fuller’s report on the visit and to favor me with the expression of your views on the general question and on the action which the two Governments should or can now take.

I am also to inform you that in the opinion of His Majesty’s Government the Peruvian Government should be given an opportunity of offering any observations they may desire to make on the reports of the two Consuls before these reports are published.

I have [etc.]

James Bryce.
  1. This inclosure is not printed here, being substantially the same as the report of the American Consul. (Despatch 33 of October 28, 1912.)