Lot 71: Manuscript DS as president, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 12.5, March 11, 1924. Document concerning "the Matter of the Tacna-Arica Arbitration." In part: "The President as Arbitrator in the Tacna-Arica Arbitration has received a request from the Agency of Peru…for 'the temporary return…of the one hundred and forty-eight affidavits which were enclosed with the Commission's communications…The President as Arbitrator has received from the Agency of Chile…a communication opposing, for reasons stated therein, the request above notes. After full consideration of the foregoing communications the Arbitrator has the honor to make the following ruling:…the temporary return…of the aforesaid one hundred and forty-eight affidavits…is hereby permitted." Signed at the conclusion by President Coolidge and countersigned by Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes. In fine condition. Peru and Chile were engaged in a territorial dispute over the Tacna and Arica provinces, which were located on the border between the nations.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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