No. 565.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Buck.

No. 129.]

Sir: I reply to your No. 216, of the 19th ultimo, that while Peru may by law or decree require the registry of aliens, it can not require our consuls or other officers to carry out the enactment.

Your reply of March 10 to the minister of foreign relations on the subject was appropriate.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.