The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Peru ( Dreyfus )
Sir: Reference is made to the Embassy’s despatch no. 575 dated August 6, 1938,14 transmitting a copy of the invitation dated August 2, 1938, from the Peruvian Government to the United States to participate in the Eighth International Conference of American States at Lima on December 9, 1938. There is enclosed a reply accepting the invitation on behalf of this Government, which you are requested to deliver at an early opportunity to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. You may wish to emphasize to Dr. Concha the importance which this Government and I personally attach to the forthcoming conference and reiterate the willingness and earnest desire of this Government to collaborate whole-heartedly with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Peruvian Government in making the conference a success.
It would seem desirable that the invitation, as well as the acceptance, be given publicity, and an inquiry has been made to a member of the Peruvian Embassy as to the possibility of making the two notes available to the press simultaneously in Lima and Washington. The Department has not yet received a reply to this inquiry and you might wish to mention the matter to Dr. Concha.
Very truly yours,