823.00 Revolutions/326: Telegram

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

99. Trujillo bombed from air yesterday and prominent citizens telegraphed Government July 9, 1 p.m. offering surrender of city to avoid further bombing. Troops after capturing Salaverry are advancing on rebels from three sides and revolt should be promptly subdued if troops continue loyal.

The Embassy is attempting to communicate with Whyte 2 concerning safety of Americans. Nothing to indicate they have been harmed. Panagra aviator reports that nothing abnormal in appearance at Cartavio from the air. Press despatches from Lima are being strictly censored.

Burdett
  1. Neil Whyte, Consular Agent at Salaverry.