the United States,
Peking, June 26, 1878.
(Received August 6.)
[Inclosure in No. 15.]
Mr. Elmore to Mr.
Legacion del Peru; en la China y el Japon, y en
May 6, 1878.
Sir: It is my very pleasant duty, in virtue of
special instructions I have received from his excellency the President
of Peru, to express to your excellency the profound [Page 141] gratitude of the Peruvian Government to
yourself for your good offices and many services to the first mission of
Peru in this empire, both in the time of Captain Garcia y Garcia, and
when I became the chief of it. In your capacity of consul-general at
Shanghai, always kindly and most efficiently seconded by Mr.
Vice-Consul-General Bradford, you did constant and invaluable services
to Peru during more than three years, and subsequently, as minister of
the United States, your good offices, and the interest you have evinced
for Peru, and your distinguished representation of my country at the
court of Peking for the last two years during my absence, are facts
which my government fully appreciates and sincerely thanks you for.
The President wishes me also to express through you to your excellent
secretary and interpreter, Mr. Chester Holcombe, the acknowledgment of
the very important services which he kindly lent me during my last
residence at Peking in the winter of 1875–’76.
To these expressions of my government’s recognition of your services and
those of the efficient officers under your excellency, I beg to add my
own sentiments of the deep gratitude which will perpetually accompany
I have the honor to renew to your excellency the assurances of my highest
consideration and of my personal regard.
His Excellency George F. Seward,
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
of the United States, Peking.