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

No. 531

Sir: With reference to the Department’s cable No. 44 of April 7, 5 p.m., and its instruction No. 9 of July 7, 1920, just arrived, I have the honor to report that early in August, at Ambassador Gonzales’s suggestion, President Leguia requested the annulment of the Confiscation Bill. On August 16, favorable action having been taken by both houses of Congress, the annulment was sent to the President for his signature and was promulgated August 27. A copy of the annulment Act, with translation, is enclosed.16

The unusual and complete silence of the press as to this new Law is the explanation of the Embassy’s delay in reporting it, word of its passage having just come to us in a round-about way.

I have [etc.]

Wm B. Southworth
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