Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale.

No. 73.]

Sir: I have received your despatches to No. 95, inclusive. Herewith I enclose for your further information a transcript of a note* which was addressed to the minister resident of the United States at Quito, by the minister for foreign affairs of the republic of Ecuador, on the 17th of June last, 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 the allied republics of South America.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


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

  1. For inclosure see despatch No. 39, June 18th, from United States Minister to Ecuador.