Señor Garcia to Mr. Seward.

Sir: I was pleased to receive, along with your attentive note of the 28th ultimo, a copy of the circular sent by your department to the ministers of the United States accredited to the governments engaged in the war of the Pacific, proposing the adoption of an armistice as a preliminary to a definitive peace between Spain and the republics of Peru, Chili, Ecuador, and Bolivia.

By yesterday’s post I had the honor to transmit to my government the circular alluded to, and, while awaiting its reply, I may undertake to assure that the people and the government of Peru will duly appreciate the friendly sentiment which has inspired this new overture of peace on the part of the government of the United States.

I embrace this new opportunity to renew the assurances of my high consideration, and of the respect with which I subscribe myself

Your very attentive servant,


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