Mr. Hicks to Mr. Gresham.


Mr. Hicks reports that he has received a reply to a note that he had addressed to the Peruvian government before sending his telegram of the 5th to the Department and in which he had asked for information and called attention to the grave nature of the incident; that reply expresses regret, promises that reparation will be made for damage sustained and the guilty parties at Mollendo punished, and announces the removal of the subprefect in charge. He suggests that in view of equity displayed in the reply protest should not be made unless so directed by the Department.