The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Peru (Sterling)63

No. 178

Sir: You are informed that the Chilean and Peruvian Ambassadors have agreed, as regards the conducting of the arbitration of the Tacna-Arica question, arranged between both parties on July 20, 1922, that each of the parties will have six months from the date set by the arbitrator for the presentation of his case; that this period can be extended two months more if either party should indicate that it needs this extension, and that there will be a period of three months from the time when the arbitrator shall have handed over to both parties all the papers and documents which have been presented in which to reply to them, and that this time can be extended for two months more should either party so request.

The President has approved this arrangement and the respective Ambassadors have been informed that the time for the presentation of the cases will date from March 13th, and that six months from that date will be the last date on which the cases may be presented unless either party shall ask for an extension, in which case two additional months will be allowed.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips
  1. The same instruction was sent to Chile as no. 373.