File No. 838.51/511

Admiral Caperton to the Secretary of the Navy

By decrees of President issued today Senate has been dissolved and Chamber of Deputies will be convoked as a Constituent Assembly to revise Constitution to accord with treaty. This Constituent Assembly [Page 321] will act in accord with Executive Power. There is also provided by decree a Council of State of twenty-one members appointed by President to act with Government in drawing up and preparing such changes and laws as may be necessary to be submitted to the Constituent Assembly and to advise on such other matters as Government may desire.

W. B. Caperton