No. 455.
Mr. Phelps to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 18.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose a copy of a letter from Mr. Novoa, informing me of the signature of a treaty of peace and of the evacuation of Lima, which took place this morning. Iglesias has arrived in Lima this afternoon and is at the palace. Peruvian flags are out, but there is no spirit and no enthusiasm.

I am, &c.,

[Inclosure in No. 18.—Translation.]

Mr. Novoa to Mr. Phelps.

On the 20th instant, at 10 o’clock p.m., I signed, in the name of the Government of Chili, the treaty of peace with Feru, it being signed in behalf of this Republic by Messrs. José Antonio de Lavalle and Mariano Castro Zaldivar, the former being minister of foreign relations, and both of them being plenipotentiaries ad hoc appointed by the government of his Excellency General Miguel Iglesias.

In pursuance of one of the articles of a protocol signed on the same day the army of Chili withdraws to the cantons of Chorrillos, Barranco, and elsewhere.

The undersigned will for the present establish his residence at Chorrillos, where he will be pleased to receive your excellency’s orders.

The undersigned has the honor, &c.,