File No. 839.00/1828

Minister Russell to the Secretary of State


Ultimatum presented to Arias and generals on the 13th instant. Arias abandoned fort leaving the city with considerable armed force presumably headed for the north. Our troops have entered city without opposition and are now in control. Considerable anti-American sentiment. I will keep you advised in detail. Cabinet Ministers are stationed outside of city with troops of former President but will enter as soon as notified by us that it is safe. No troops of either side will be allowed in the city. Proceedings of Congress for the election of a President, which had reached second reading in the Chamber of Deputies, will have to be begun anew.