823.032/43a: Telegram

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

22. Your 19, January 20.10

Please inform Department by telegraph as to following:

Is it intended to promulgate Confiscation Act of December 26 and proposed law quoted in your No. 9, January 8, at the same time, the latter to be in effect a limitation upon the former?
Explain Article 2 of proposed law and state particularly whether it refers to contracts made before as well as after commission of offense of rebellion or conspiracy.
Is it proposed to seize property of rebels after rebellion has been quelled or only during course of rebellion?
In what ways do American concerns apprehend they may be injured by enforcement of proposed law?

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