Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale.

No. 110.]

Sir: The reply of the Spanish government to the modifications proposed by the allied republics of Chili, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, to the basis of arrangement by the President of the United States for the adjustment of the difficulties between those republics and Spain having been communicated to the Chilian government, has been answered in a note addressed by the minister for foreign affairs of that government to the minister plenipotentiary of the United States at Santiago, a translation * of which I inclose, together with a copy of the dispatch of General Kilpatrick, (of date March 26,) which accompanied it. You will make the substance of this answer known to the Spanish government.

Your dispatches to No. 129, of the 22d ultimo, have been received.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

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

  1. For inclosure see dispatch from United States minister to Chili of the 26th of March, 1868.