Mr. Thornton to Mr. Seward

Sir: I have the honor to transmit to you copy of a dispatch addressed to Lord Stanley by Mr. Jorningham, her Majesty’s chargé d’affaires [Page 428] at Lima, inclosing copy of a letter addressed to him by the United States consul at Lambayeque, on the subject of the ill treament of two British subjects by the revolutionary forces in North Peru, and I have been instructed by his lordship to express to you the thanks of her Majesty’s government for the friendly conduct of the United States consul in this matter.

I have the honor to be, with the highest consideration, sir, your most obedient, humble servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.