823.001L52/77: Telegram

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

159. All of the diplomatic body are making every proper effort to save Leguia’s life not only for him as a man but to prevent Peru from committing an act which would result disastrously for her for a long time to come.

May I respectfully suggest that the Department could greatly assist in this regard if through the correspondents at Washington a sentiment could be created favorable to the saving of the President’s life on the basis of humanity quite apart from the political aspects of the matter.