Mr. Williamson to Mr. Fish.
Punta Arenas, Costa Rica , December 13, 1873. (Rec’d Dec. 30.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose you correspondence had this day with President Guardia. In nay opinion it was better to reply officially to his unofficial note. His letter to President Barrios was left open for me to read. In fact I should have declined to carry a sealed letter. I have read it. It contains a reiteration of his desire for peace and progress, and his hearty approval of the proposed personal conference.
I have, &c.,