to Mr. Christiancy.
Washington , November 27, 1880.
Sir: I subjoin the text of a telegram which was sent to Mr. Osborn, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States at Santiago, by this Department on the 19th instant:
You are authorized to unite with your colleagues in pressing upon Chili the adoption of the measures agreed upon in a diplomatic conference at Lima for securing the lives and property of neutrals when Lima is attacked. This authority is to be used only in case these measures are approved by Christiancy and yourself as within neutral policy and this concurrent representation seems to you useful. You are also authorized to join in asking a direct answer from Chili, if in your judgment the requirement is justified by the situation. Telegraph your action.
I am, sir, &c.,