Señor Fontecilla to Mr. Seward.

Sir: I have had the honor to receive the note of the honorable Secretary of State, dated the 28th instant, and the adjoined circular of which a copy was sent me.

I have hastened to transmit it to my government, which, duly thanking the good offices of the honorable Secretary of State, will, I doubt not, take it into consideration without loss of time.

I improve this opportunity to express to the honorable Secretary of State the sentiments of my most distinguished consideration.


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

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Mr. Seward to Señor Fontecilla.

Sir: I transmit for your information a copy of the reply* of this department to a note of Señor Don Ignacio Gomez, the minister plenipotentiary of the republic of Nicaragua, upon the subject of the good offices of the State of Central America towards putting an end to the war between Spain on the one side, and Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chili on the other.

I avail myself of this occasion to offer to you, sir, a renewed assurance of my high consideration.


Señor Don Mariano Sanchez Fontecilla, &c., &c., &c.

  1. For inclosure see correspondence with the legation of Nicaragua.