Mr. Christiancy to Mr. Evarts.
Lima, Peru, June 3, 1879. (Received June 25.)
Sir: I inclose a copy of my letter of yesterday to Minister Osborn, and I take the liberty of asking your special attention to the remarks I have made upon what I understand to be the law, as well as the fair interpretation of your two dispatches in answer to Mr. Gibbs’s letters upon the subject of the purchase of foreign-built vessels by our citizens and their right to use our flag.
I also ask your attention to the advice stated to have been given to our consuls, in Peru, to the end that I may withdraw or modify such advice if not approved by the department.
With the highest esteem, I remain, &c.,