Mr. Seward to Señor Garcia.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 7th instant, in which you inform me that his excellency Don José Balta assumed the presidency of Peru on the 2d of August last, having been constitutionally elected to that important position by the national will. By dispatches received at this department, I have been advised that Mr. Hovey, United States minister to that republic, having been so directed, already formally recognized the new government. His proceedings have been approved.

I am glad to learn that peace is now prevailing in Peru, and that the new administration seems to be well established. I sincerely trust that that interesting and friendly republic may continue to enjoy the benefits of internal tranquillity and wise administration..

I avail myself of this occasion to renew to you the assurance of my high consideration.


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