Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey.
Sir: Your dispatch No. 156, of the 28th ultimo, with the copy of the resolution of thanks of the congress of Peru and of the correspondence touching the same, has been received.
It is gratifying to learn that the generous and spirited efforts of the diplomatic and naval officers of the United States in that quarter, towards the relief of the sufferings of Peruvian citizens from the effects of the late terrible earthquakes, have been thus acknowledged.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
Alvin P. Hovey, Esq., &c., &c., &c.