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The Minister in Costa Rica ( Eberhardt ) to the Secretary of State

Cut off with Werlich from Legation by heavy rifle and machinegun fire while returning from conference with President this noon. Trueblood, Harris and all codes at Legation. Detachments from Buena Vista Garrison have occupied all buildings surrounding Legation including convent. Government has started dislodging artillery attack. Unrest fermenting in provinces and vandalism started which expected to increase incidental to recent communistic activity.