721.2315/114: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru (Poindexter)



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The Department has obtained the impression from your telegrams that it is President Leguía’s intention to avoid submitting the treaty to Congress because of the approaching presidential election. The Department doubts whether more energetic representations to him at this time would be productive of results. The Department wishes its action kept within the limits of that of a friendly power earnestly interested in the welfare of both Peru and Colombia, an interest to be expressed whenever favorable opportunities may arise. If, however, you have an opinion to suggest for further action which might produce desired results, you will please cable it briefly. …