Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward.

No. 106.]

Sir: By the steamer which arrived at Callao on the 19th instant, we have information that, in conformity with a proclamation of President Prado, the bombardment of the city of Arequipa, by the forces of the government, should have been commenced on the 18th of the present month. In other respects, the military situation near that city was unchanged.

In the north, the troops led by Colonel Cornejo, the present minister of war, had attacked the forces of the rebel Colonel Balta, and at the last advices the battle was still raging, and the advantage apparently with the government.

By the next steamer of the 28th instant, I think I will be able to communicate some intelligence that will foreshadow the speedy ending of the present revolution.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.