823.00 Revolutions/190: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru (Dearing) to the Secretary of State

130. Department’s 13, March 18, 4 p.m. Carillo, official Mayor of Foreign Office having informed me junta would not seek recognition but desired merely to continue present relations, and as practically all my colleagues were responding to Foreign Minister’s invitation and raising no question of recognition, and as I have for practical purposes carried on and adjusted myself to the actualities without any reference to recognition and having in mind the Secretary’s restoration of our Government’s de facto policy in such matters, I felt it would be too marked for me to fail to respond to the Foreign Minister’s invitation to come and get acquainted and that it would be the best plan to follow the course of my colleagues, the majority of whom called at the Foreign Office this afternoon, the British, French, Colombian, Cuban, Brazilian, Papal and Spanish representatives being there when [Page 916] I called. I went alone without my staff and was careful to explain to Señor Larco Herrera that I was without authority to call upon him in my representative capacity but that I was to be present personally. He received this in good part and was most cordial. The gist of our conversation will be reported in my telegrams 131, March 18, 9 p.m., and 132, March 18, 10 p.m.,16 and by mail.

Uprising in the south will necessarily postpone recommending regarding recognition promised in recent message but I shall report thereon by mail.

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