No. 433.

Mr. S. L. Phelps to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 204.]

Sir: The minister of foreign affairs of Peru has sent me a copy of the proceedings of the court in the case of the murder of Owen Young, and in the note of transmission claims a display of energy on the part of the Government in the prosecution of the investigation.

Until I can transmit a copy of this note, with translation, it will suffice to remark that one hundred soldiers of the Government were engaged on the day of the murder, with the montoneros, about the premises of Mr. Young, one of whom committed the deed in view of others of the troop, and so far it does not appear that a soldier has been examined or arrested.

I have, &c.,