Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward.
Sir: Upon the receipt, on the 18th instant, of your dispatch No. 77, dated February 21, 1868, I addressed the minister of foreign affairs, asking permission to send a copy of the same, informally, to the government of Peru. (Inclosure No. 1.)
Having received the minister’s reply, (inclosure No. 2,) giving assent to this proposition, I, on the 20th instant, inclosed the copy of your dispatch in the note marked No. 3, and have received an answer thereto. (No. 4.)
I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.