The Ambassador in Peru ( Poindexter ) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 17—3:04 p.m.]
46. Yesterday afternoon I spoke to the President and expressed to him our anxiety lest the Peruvian Congress adjourn without taking any action on the treaty. I told him that the settlement of this question would be most acceptable to our Government, and I pointed out the treaty’s favorable terms to Peru, the vast territories now in dispute to which she will acquire an undisputed title, and the advantage which will accrue to her from strengthening her position in every direction by settling her controversies permanently. President Leguía replied that he strongly favored ratification of the treaty and he regarded our interest in it as very important as it was his intention to submit the treaty to Congress and insist upon its approval. …
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