823.00/270: Telegram

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

Your July 12, 4 p.m. My interview with Leguia purely accidental. I called upon an intimate friend, who is Leguia’s legal adviser, regarding recent events as many conflicting reports were about. He invited me to go to the Palace with him where he would endeavor to procure definite information. After his conversation with Leguia the latter called me in as a friend. I particularly informed him my presence was not official, but purely accidental, which he understood. The Department’s instructions will be strictly observed.