816.00 Revolutions/60: Telegram

The Chargé in El Salvador (McCafferty) to the Secretary of State

14. Consul General of Italy has just officially informed me that he feels lives and property of his citizens are seriously threatened and requests very urgently the assistance of the American Government for their protection. He, British Chargé d’Affaires and I, believe that the presence of war vessels in La Libertad would have a great moral effect and prevent much bloodshed.