File No. 823.857/6

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


My telegram of September 18, 1 p.m.1 Peruvian Minister for Foreign Affairs, September 21, received telegram from the Peruvian Minister at Berlin acknowledging the receipt of important telegrams concerning Lorton affair. German Minister for Foreign Affairs again promises to study carefully and will reply without unnecessary delay. Peruvian Minister at Berlin attributes delay [to] irregularity the post between Amsterdam and Berlin and other inconveniences.

Peruvian Minister for Foreign Affairs last night telegraphed Peruvian Minister at Berlin through three channels demanding German Government to give satisfaction concerning sinking Lorton. To inform German Government that if within eight days after receipt telegram Berlin no answer is obtained, Peruvian Government will not be able to continue diplomatic relations with Germany.

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