No. 60.
Mr. Adams to Mr. Evarts.

No. 56.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a second diplomatic circular,* addressed by Mr. Carrillo to the other American governments, relating to the present war with Chili, and which is especially intended as an answer to and in refutation of the position assumed by the minister for foreign affairs of Chili, as expressed in his diplomatic circular of November 10, 1880, a copy of which has no doubt reached the Department.

The charges contained in the latter circular as against Bolivia, “that she has failed to comply with the provisions of former treaties, that she had rejected arbitration, and that she had entered into the 1873 treaty with Peru with hostile intent towards Chili,” are seriatim considered in this paper, and the whole question is carried back to the outbreak of the war and the causes leading to it, which, from a Bolivian standpoint, are shown to be for a long time entertained and premeditated by Chili in order to conquer and utilize the rich coast districts belonging to Bolivia.

I have, &c.,