823.00 Revolutions/27: Telegram

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

171. My 166, August 29, 5 p.m. I called informally this afternoon on Colonel Montagne. He made a very favorable impression [on me?] as well as on others of my colleagues with whom I spoke. Under the circumstances I confined my remarks to expression of gratitude for excellent manner in which order was established and is being preserved as well as for the expeditious manner in which junta had released Panagra plane.

I also thanked Colonel Montagne for Colonel Sanchez Cerro’s assurance re Grow’s safety. The Secretary of Foreign Affairs reiterated these. Of his own accord he spoke of Sutton, engineer in charge of Olmosa [Olnios?] irrigation works, who has been arrested, who was apprehensive as to his safety, and of whom I had sent word to Foreign Office. In conclusion Colonel Montagne referred in cordial fashion to the most friendly relations existing between the United States and Peru which it was his desire to maintain. I of course heartily concurred in this sentiment.