823.001L52/80: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Peru (Mayer)

89. Embassy’s 155, August 26, 11 p.m. The Department approves of your action in associating yourself with the diplomatic corps at Lima in its representations to the authorities now in control in behalf of the safety of ex-President Leguia.

A most unfortunate impression would be made upon the American people were the former President to be subjected to personal injury, and you are accordingly authorized, should developments warrant, to exert your friendly good offices in behalf of his personal safety.