The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Bolivia (Maginnis)
17. Your March 4, 10 p.m.
You are authorized to state that no such statement as you refer to was made by the Under Secretary or any other official of this Department.
You will seek an early opportunity to intimate to the Minister for Foreign Affairs that in the opinion of the Department, Bolivia is injuring her own interests as regards access to the sea by taking up that question before any definite step has been taken toward the settlement of the pending controversy between Peru and Chile.
Your February 10, 6 p.m.81
Have you unmistakable evidence of deportation of Peruvians and is such deportation continuing and in what numbers? If such deportation continues you may at your discretion, call attention of the Minister for Foreign Affairs to the bitter feeling which this policy will arouse.
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