No. 291.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Gibbs.

No. 1.]

Sir: The views expressed by Mr. Phelps in his No. 83 to this Department, under date of the 8th of April, 1884, concerning the rupture of negotiations between Chili and Bolivia, and the protest of Bolivia against the continued occupation of the Mollendo-Puno Railroad by Chilian forces, are worthy of careful consideration.

Now that General Iglesias has been recognized, you, as the United States representative to both Bolivia and Peru, should omit no discreet effort to include Bolivia in the benefits of whatever good results in the interest of peace may flow from the recognition of General Iglesias’ Government.

I am, &c.,