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The Chargé in Ecuador (Dawson) to the Secretary of State

56. Attempted dictatorship collapsed in face of opposition of unanimous Congress, people of Quito and majority of local troops. Further bloodshed and political chaos which threatened this morning [Page 141] have been averted for the present at least by the resignation of Larrea Alba and previous appointment as Minister of Gobernacion of former President Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno who, in compliance with the constitution, has automatically assumed chargé of the Executive power.…