Mr. Hicks to Mr. Gresham.
Lima, May 8, 1893. (Received June 1.)
Sir: Referring to my Nos. 486 of April 15, 1893, and 493 of April 29, 1893, I have now to transmit a copy of the reply of the minister of foreign affairs acknowledging receipt of my note of April 29 transmitting the claim of Enrique Meier, acting consular agent at Mollendo, with a translation of the same.
The minister states that the Peruvian Government is awaiting the official report of the Mollendo authorities on the attack on the consular agency and that as soon as such report is received the Government will make a “definite and precise answer respecting the claim of Enrique Meier.”
I have been to the foreign office this afternoon in regard to this, matter and I am told by the chief clerk that the municipality of Mollendo is expected to make a detailed report of the affair, with an estimate of the amount of damage done to different persons, and it is this report for which the Government is waiting.
I have, etc.,