Señor Garcia to Mr. Seward.

Peruvian monitors Alakuallapa and Manco Copao left this port the 6th instant.

Two Spanish men-of-war are cruising off Balize, and is reported in yesterday’s newspaper, there are two ironclads under same flag watching out. As I have pledged the honor of my government not to molest in any way the monitors, the Spanish flag at sea or on land, I deem it of my duty to anticipate to you, that if the presence of said Spanish vessels is intended to provoke or attack our monitors, the responsibility of con-sequences may happen if hostilities are resumed in this occasion, cannot befal upon Peru. According to their instructions, Peruvian officers are prepared as well for peace as for war.


Hon. Willam H. Seward, &c., &c., &c.