Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward

No. 83.]

Sir: Your despatch, No. 59, dated February 25th, 1867, was received on the 23d of this present month, and agreeably to your instructions I communicated the same to the minister of state, General Calonge, by furnishing him a copy. I see by the newspapers of this city that the news by telegraph is that Chili and all the other belligerents in South America, except Peru, have been heard from, and that they have all accepted the proffered mediation of the United States, except Peru, and that no doubt was entertained that she would do the same. With much respect,

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.