723.2515/1163

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

No. 20

Sir:

[The first paragraph summarizes the Department’s instruction no. 178, of March 21, printed on page 367.]

A note dated September 1, 1923, from the Embassy of Chile at Washington, has been received, stating that due to circumstances over which the Government of Chile has no control, the Government of Chile has decided to make use of this provision granting an additional two months for the presentation of the cases.

A note, dated September 13, 1923, from the Embassy of Peru at Washington,64 has been received, stating that on September 1, 1923, the Ambassador of Chile at Washington had informed the Peruvian Embassy of the desire of his Government to make use of this provision granting an additional two months for the presentation of the cases, and that the Government of Peru, while prepared to present its case on the date originally agreed upon, recognizes the right of the Government of Chile to make the request, and that consequently it will not present its case until November 13, 1923.

I am [etc.]

William Phillips
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