Mr. Seward to Señor Garcia.

Sir: I have the honor to communicate for your information a copy of a circular of yesterday addressed by the department to ministers of the United States accredited to the governments of the several belligerents, suggesting that, preliminary to a definitive peace, a formal armistice be agreed to by Spain on the one side, and Peru, Chili, Ecuador, and Bolivia, on the other.

I avail myself of this occasion to offer to you, sir, a renewed assurance of my high consideration.


Señor Don José Antonio Garcia Y. Garcia, &c., &c., &c.

(Same to chargé d‘affaires of Chili.)