Mr. Garcia to Mr. Seward.

Sir: This evening I had the honor to receive your excellency’s dispatch dated the 21st instant, which you have pleased to send, for the information of my government, copy of the correspondence exchanged between the department and the minister plenipotentiary at Lima, on the occasion of some reclamations of American citizens, originating in the last civil war of Peru.

Not having any official knowledge of the facts to which the dispatches of the said plenipotentiary, and of the consul of the United States at Lam bayeque allude, I limit myself to expressing to your excellency that by the first mail I will transmit to my government the documents communicated by your excellency.

I avail of this occasion to renew to you the assurances of my high consideration, and subscribe myself, your very obedient servant,


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