Mr. Thomas to Mr. Fish.

No. 151.]

Sir: In pursuance of instructions contained in your dispatch No. 111, I have had an informal conversation with the Peruvian minister of foreign [Page 1000] relations, concerning a proposed transfer to Cuba from Peru of Chinese laborers, and am assured, by the minister for foreign relations, that the government of Peru have no reason to believe that any such purpose is entertained, and that all proper measures will be resorted to by the authorities of Peru to thwart such an attempt if it be made.

I am, &c.,