No. 280.
Mr. Phelps to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 68.]

Sir: Mr. Larrabure, minister for foreign relations, has notified me of the election by the Assembly of Mr. Iglesias as provisional President of Peru, and that the former members of the cabinet remain in their several departments.

I telegraphed you thereupon, stating also that the answer to the joint protest against the debt articles of the treaty of peace had not been satisfactory, and that Pierola is expected to arrive on the 8th.

The Assembly yesterday resolved that the constitution of 1860, except as to certain articles, should be considered in force provisionally. This removes some of the embarrassment connected with the election of General Iglesias.

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I have, &c.,