The Chargé in Peru (Smith) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 16—6:52 a.m.]
17. Department’s January 14, 3 p.m. President stated this morning that he desired about three naval officers as naval commission but reiterates hope that one high ranking naval officer be sent to reorganize Peruvian Navy with power to employ additional American officers. The President is anxious for speedy action.