823.00 Revolutions/325: Telegram

The Chargé in Peru (Burdett) to the Secretary of State

98. Seven hundred troops now on the way to Trujillo. Government has officially closed ports of Salaverry, Puerto Chicama, Huanchaco which are in the hands of the rebels.

Augustin Haya de la Torre has telegraphed Government threatening to excute prisoners unless his brother now imprisoned in Lima is released.

Thirty-five American citizens are in Trujillo district mostly in Cartavio, Grace sugar estate. Communications are cut off with the entire district but all Americans believed to be safe. Movement is anti-Sanchez Cerro not anti-foreign. Lima relatively quiet, south quiet. Developments depend upon the doubtful loyalty of the Army, Navy and Aviation service.