823.00 Revolutions/117: Telegram

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

78. Sanchez Cerro and the entire junta government resigned shortly after 3 o’clock this afternoon. When the meeting of prominent citizens (my 74 March 1, 10 a.m.)6 convened this afternoon Sanchez Cerro and his cabinet came in, Sanchez Cerro made a statement of the situation, then presented the resignation of the government and withdrew with his colleagues from the Palace leaving those invited to the meeting to organize a new junta. I understand they are still deliberating.

Measures have been taken to insure public order and Colonel Sologuidoen [Sologuren] chief of the Lima garrison formerly Minister of Justice in the junta government is in charge.

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