File No. 763.72/6777

The Consul General at Lima ( Handley ) to the Secretary of State


Last night Peruvian Minister for Foreign Affairs telegraphed Peruvian Minister at Berlin urging reply as soon as possible to their telegrams August 13 and September 4 concerning the sinking of Lorton, declaring Peruvian Government will not accept arbitration of this matter and demands full compensation and reparation. States also that long delay in replying to these notes shows very little friendliness toward Peru.