Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward.

No. 112.]

Sir: Since my dispatch No. 110, dated January 14, 1868, no important change has taken place in Peru.

Colonel Balta, the chief of the revolution in the north, was the recipient of a public ovation on his arrival at Lima, on the 19th instant. General Canseco was, at last advices, marching down from Arequipa to the coast with an army of 3,500 men, which force he intended to embark on board of the national vessels and proceed with to this city. Until the struggle for the presidency occurs no further trouble is generally apprehended.

The elections, which will take place about April or May, may afford an opportunity for another outbreak.

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


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