The Department of State to the British Embassy


The Department of State has received the British Embassy’s memorandum of July 16, 1919, in which, with reference to the new Government in Peru, announcement is made that the British Representative has been instructed to act in concert with his American, French and Italian colleagues, or with a majority of them, to accord recognition which pending the completion of constitutional formalities should be de facto only. It is added that if other Powers accord full recognition, the British Government is prepared to consider similar action.

The Department of State begs to advise the British Embassy that the Government of the United States has not as yet taken any action in regard to this matter, which, however, is receiving its attentive consideration.