823.00 Revolutions/99: Telegram

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

48. Reported from good sources Navy revolted this morning, seized Callao and in accord with certain Army elements has given President ultimatum expiring at 11 a.m. calling on him to resign. All banks and business houses closed. Palace and prefectura guarded by machine guns, Guardia Republicana and police loyal to President, patrolling city. Chorrillos cadets picketing road to Callao. Aviation supposed to be loyal. No communication with Callao and difficult to confirm reports. Trouble expected.