Señor Pedro José Calderon to Mr. Robinson
Lima, May 19, 1865.
The undersigned, minister of foreign relations of Peru, has been impressed with the most profound grief by the note of his excellency the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States of North America, concerning the painful death of the President of that republic, caused by a pistol-shot discharged upon him by an assassin.
The deed in itself and by the circumstances which surrounded it will be branded in the history of these times with the anathema of a universal reprobation.
Assuring his excellency, Mr. Robinson, that the government of Peru fully sympathizes with the afflicting sorrow which his excellency expresses for so unhappy an event, I have the honor to reiterate to him the professions of his very high consideration.
His Excellency the Envoy Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of North America.