Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale

No. 62.]

Sir: Herewith I enclose for your information copies in translation of two notes,* dated respectively the 30th of January and the 26th of February, and [Page 525] addressed to our diplomatic representatives at Santiago and Quito, by the ministers of foreign affairs of the republics of Chili and Ecuador, on the subject of the proposition by this government to mediate by the use of its good offices for the restoration of peace between Spain and certain allied republics of South America.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


John P. Hale, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

  1. For enclosures see despatches from United States Minister to Chili and Ecuador dated February 2d, 1867, and numbered respectively 39 and 25.