Mr. Seward to Mr. Thornton

Sir: Referring to your communication of the 23d ultimo, relative to the ill treatment of two British subjects by the public authorities in North Peru, and to the proceedings of the United States consul at Lambayeque in regard thereto, I have the honor to inclose for your information a translation of a note* of the 1st instant, upon the subject, which Mr. Garcia, the Peruvian minister, has addressed to this department.

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


Edward Thornton, Esq., &c., &c., &c.

  1. For this inclosure see correspondence with the Peruvian legation.