811.24523/9–846: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru (Cooper)

us urgent

776. Embtels 964 Sept 569 972 Sept 8. War Dept is exhausting every possibility for allotment funds for defense but are not too sanguine results which should be determined tomorrow. Consequently Emb should be cautious engaging Peruvian counsel on own responsibility before War Dept’s decision is made known.

If and when engaged Dept believes services Peruvian lawyer with solid background and criminal experience would be most advantageous.

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In view fatal result shooting Dept hopes your expression confidence that equal justice be meted Peruvians involved (Deptel 769 Sept 4) will have particularly decisive effect.

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