to Mr. Osborn.
Washington , May 29, 1879.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of the 19th ultimo (92), in which you send me a copy and a translation of the manifests of the Government of Chili, in justification of its war with Peru.
Whatever may have been the causes leading to this war, its commencement and continuance cannot but be regretted by the United States; and it is hardly necessary to add that the announcement of an early peace between the two governments, as also with Bolivia, would be news most welcome to the Government of the United States.
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I am, &c.,