825.00/285 Suppl.: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile ( Collier )

[Paraphrase]

42. Refer to my September 12, 2 p.m. According to press reports military junta has accepted Alessandri’s resignation. It is reported from Buenos Aires that Alessandri has made statement that he was banished and that there is no constitutional government in Chile.

You are instructed to avoid any formal relations with the new regime until the situation clears up, but do not make your course conspicuous. Should a situation arise where it would be impossible to remain noncommittal telegraph Department at once.

Hughes