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

38. Your March 16, 5 p.m.

Embassy in Chile has cabled that belief exists in Chile that Peru will mobilize army.

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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.