The Ambassador in Peru ( Dearing ) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 19.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to my telegram No. 45 of April 10th, 11 p.m. and to the Department’s confidential instructions No. 31 of April 11, 3 p.m., and to my telegram No. 48 of April 12th, 3 p.m., regarding American aviators who may take service with foreign governments and the refusal of our Government to facilitate preparations for war. The substance of the Department’s message was at once communicated to the Minister for Foreign Affairs who immediately stated that he had already received a report from the Peruvian Ambassador in Washington, which caused him the greatest satisfaction.
Dr. Polo begged me to say to the Department that he took the message I was instructed to deliver to him as being an expression of the friendliest character and one which would give great satisfaction [Page 383] to the President and members of the Peruvian Government. He indicated that he would take pains to bring our message to the President’s attention and to that of all other officials who have any concern with the present foreign policy of the Government.
Dr. Polo referred once more to what he called a “disconformity” between the treatment accorded Perú in the matter of the Panagra aviators in July of 19327 and the policy now being followed by our Government with regard to American aviators going to Colombia. His reference was for the purpose of saying that he took our present message as disposing of any question of discrimination in our Government’s attitude.