723.2515/563: Telegram

The Chargé in Peru (Smith) to the Acting Secretary of State

46. The Minister for Foreign Affairs gave me today Bolivian reply to his cable February 23 [24?] It is historical sketch of question rather than an answer. He has prepared counter reply, a copy of which I have, which in substance suggests further consideration of the question and due reflection. The Minister for Foreign Affairs is calling to his office tonight committees on foreign relations of Congress for deliberation.

He believes it is very possible that diplomatic relations may soon be broken and he will request the United States Government to take charge of Peruvian Legation in Bolivia.