The Permian Chargé (Prada) to the Secretary of State
Most Excellent Sir: In compliance with instructions from my Government, I have the honor to lay before Your Excellency the case of Peru in the arbitration agreed upon by the Protocol of July 20, 1922, between the Republics of Peru and Chile. I request Your Excellency kindly to place it in the hands of the arbitrator, the President of the United States of America.
In accordance with the terms agreed upon, the Peruvian and Chilean cases were to have been laid before the arbitrator on September 13, last. The Government of Chile, having availed itself of its right to a two-months’ extension for the completion of its case, as was in due time made known to Your Excellency, the new term granted expires today, and I therefore discharge the duty of presenting the Peruvian case to Your Excellency.
Pursuant to the suggestion in Your Excellency’s note of March 8, 1923,68 I have the honor also to deliver a copy of the case69 and annexed documents70 for submission to the opposing party in the arbitration.
I avail myself [etc.]