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The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Peru ( McMillin )

Your July 4, 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. [p.m.] and July 5, 2 p.m.

Has Leguia proclaimed himself or been proclaimed President, if not who is now administering executive branch Government.

Was Leguia’s election for the next presidential term definitely settled or was it still an open question. What is the customary date for the inauguration of the next President.

Strictly confidential and for your own information only. Your action in calling off reception approved and you are instructed to quietly avoid for the present any action which should lead new regime to believe they have been recognized by this Government. What action, if any, has been taken by the rest of the diplomatic corps in regard to the new government. Is Pardo and former Cabinet still in prison. Rush reply.

Phillips