Mr. Christiancy to Mr. Blaine.
Lima, Peru , May 8, 1881. (Received June 2.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose to you the copy of a letter from B. H. Kauffmann, our consular agent at Pacasmayo, dated May 5, 1881, in reference to the attempt of the Peruvian authorities to levy war contributions upon American citizens, and their conclusion to desist from that attempt.
I have, &c.,