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

Three o’clock this morning regiments one and two took the Government Palace, imprisoned President Pardo and most of the Cabinet Ministers, and installed Augusto B. Leguia, President of Peru. All conducted without disturbances. Practically no opposition. Rumored Pardo Government had decided nullify Leguia’s election. Army now patrolling Lima. Do not anticipate trouble.

Handley