810.20 Defense/347/12a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru ( Norweb )

87. Department’s circular telegram July 11, 4 p.m. Major M. D. Taylor, U. S. Army, and Captain W. M. Quigley, U. S. Navy, have been designated respectively to represent the War and Navy Departments in the proposed staff conversations with Peruvian officials. Since Captain Quigley has also been designated as the Chief of the United States naval mission to Peru you should ascertain from the Peruvian authorities whether it is agreeable to them that he act in this capacity for the United States Government. It is expected that they will arrive in Lima in time for the conversations to begin September 6. You will be informed of the proposed date and means of arrival in Lima of Major Taylor through the Legation in La Paz and of Captain Quigley by the Department. Following the conclusion of their conversations in Lima, Major Taylor will return to the United States.

A separate telegram23 is being sent you outlining the agenda for the proposed conversations which you may communicate in strictest confidence to the appropriate Peruvian authorities.

  1. Circular telegram of August 4, 4 p.m., p. 20.