The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Peru (Smith)
Washington, March 17, 1920—4 p.m.
38. Your March 16, 5 p.m.
Embassy in Chile has cabled that belief exists in Chile that Peru will mobilize army.[Page 332]
The Department would deplore mobilization in Peru. A very grave responsibility would be assumed by such mobilization. A similar representation has been made to the Governments of Chile and Bolivia regarding mobilization in those countries.
Cable Department daily regarding developments in situation.